During 2018-2019, the use of JUUL vaping units doubled among U.S. young folks aged 18 to 20 and more than tripled amongst those aged 21 to 24, a new survey finds.
Among 18-to-20-year-olds, JUUL use went from 11.9% to 23.9%. Among 21-to-24-year-olds, use hiked from 5.6% to 18.1%, the report stated.
The use of the vaping units further climbed amongst those aged 25 to 34, from 3.2% to 8.2%, but was nonetheless much lower than in youthful groups.
During 2018-2019, JUUL users who vape at least 10 days a month hiked from 26.1% to 37.6%.
Unlike different recent analysis, the new survey focused both on e-cigarette use in general and on JUUL use in particular, Vallone said. “That’s because JUUL is the market chief,” she defined.
The prevalence is highest in the 18-to-20-year-olds.
U.S. public health delegates have expressed concern about “epidemic” rates of e-cigarette use among youth.
To take a look at the influence of JUUL on youth vaping patterns, Vallone and her colleagues looked at data from the Truth Longitudinal Cohort, an annual nationally-consultant survey filled by 14,379 young people in 2018 and 12,114 in 2019.
Overall, ever use of any e-cigarette surged by 12.3% during 2018-2019, whereas ever use of JUULs during the same time interval increased by 123.7%. Ever use of any e-cigarette amongst those aged 21 to 24 grew by 14.7%, as compared to JUUL use, which soared by 232.2%
The new survey underscores the role of JUUL in the developing youth vaping outbreak, said Andrew Stokes, an assistant prof in the division of global health on the Boston University School of Public Health.