Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which decided to release the new vaping numbers from an annual survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers three months earlier than scheduled. One in 4 students in the 12th grade reported that they had vaped within the previous 30 days this year, 1 in 5 in the 10th grade; and 1 in 11 in the 8th grade. Students who had vaped nicotine during the previous 12 months and those who had ever vaped nicotine also significantly increased in each grade this year over last year, the survey found. The results were issued at a time when the number of mysterious vaping-related illnesses — after patients reporting using e-cigarettes, THC-products or both — has continued to increase. Nearly cases of vaping-related sicknesses have been documented in nearly three dozen states, with some patients suffering acute lung illnesses.
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Among developed countries, the U. Teens in the U. For comparison, out of 1, American girls between the ages of , approximately 57 are pregnant at any given time. On the other end of the spectrum, Switzerland has the lowest rate of just eight per 1, The study also found a strong correlation between birth rates and geographic locations throughout the U. For example, a teenage girl in Mississippi is four times as likely to give birth than a teenage girl in New Hampshire while the teen birth rate in Massachusetts is just over 19 per while the birth rate is almost 48 per 1.
CNN The rates of eighth, 10th and 12th graders who use e-cigarettes continued to rise this year and doubled from to , according to research released Wednesday. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. More Videos
However, progress has been uneven. These state comparisons allow you to directly compare how states are faring on a number of measures for teens and women overall. These measures include teen birth and pregnancy rates both current levels and trends , percent of teens having sex and using contraception, and prevalence of unplanned pregnancies among all women.