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More Teens Are Trying to Quit Vaping Than Ever Before

More than half (53.4%) of adolescents in the U.S. who reported current e-cigarette use said they intended to quit, and two-thirds recounted past-year attempts to quit, according to a national study.

Using data from the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) — which produced 1,660 respondents ages 11 to 18 in the study’s final analytical sample — researchers found that intention to quit was lower among girls versus boys (adjusted OR [aOR] 0.7, P=0.0004), in users of modifiable vapes versus disposable e-cigarettes (aOR 0.4, P=0.0204), and in those who used other tobacco products in tandem with their e-cigarettes versus sole e-cigarette users (aOR 0.7, P=0.0144), reported Hongying Dai, PhD, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

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