The long-term decline in smoking rates in youth and young adults has ACCELERATED in the US since vaping became popular in 2014, according to a new study in the journal Tobacco Control today.
The study is by leading researchers Professors David Levy, Ken Warner and Australian Ron Borland.
Similar trend in the UK
Official data from the Office of National Statistics in the UK shows a very similar trend there. Smoking rates in 18-24 year olds have plummeted since 2014 as vaping has become more popular. The rate of decline in smoking since 2014 is three times the trend prior to that.
ATHRA first posted this on their site, and the NNA wanted to bring attention to this important article.