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Study Finds E-cigarette Use Among Teens Higher

The ubiquity of the term “Juuling” has created challenges for measuring e-cigarette use, so in a 2018 tobacco focused survey of 4,183 public high school students in New Jersey, researchers added Juul specific questions to assess e-cigarette use and found high school students reported higher use when Juul was included in the measure of e-cigarette use. In some cases, the addition of the Juul specific question resulted in dramatic increases in youth e-cigarette estimates, particularly for female students and black students. For example, e-cigarette prevalence nearly doubled among black students when Juul use was included.

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‘The study, published in JAMA Network Open, suggests that health officials might be underestimating the prevalence of teen e-cigarette use.’

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The study, published in JAMA Network Open, suggests that health officials might be underestimating the prevalence of teen e-cigarette use.

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“We’ve suspected that the brand Juul contributed to the increase of e-cigarette use among teens, but I think we were surprised at the extent of the brand’s popularity among young people,” said Mary Hrywna, an assistant professor at the Center for Tobacco Studies and the Rutgers School of Public Health who c Read More

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