What’s more, vaping is attracting teenagers and younger adults who wouldn’t otherwise smoke. So, a wholly new generation of individuals are becoming addicted to nicotine. Dr. Friedman said that somewhat than outright bans that may have unanticipated costs, she favors better regulations. Currently, apart from flavors, what is inhaled from e-cigarettes is unregulated. Still, she and different experts are very concerned concerning the explosive uptake of vaping by young people. In the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 4.9 million high school students, she said, 6 p.c reported smoking conventional cigarettes while 33 percent puffed e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, declared e-cigarette use by youth an epidemic.