In 2018, 15.1% of Minnesotans reported smoking, and by 2020 this quantity had dropped to 13.8%.
Solely 6% of eighth graders, 7% of ninth graders, and 14% of eleventh graders reported past-month use of e-cigarettes, reported the survey. These equated to a forty five.5%, 56.3%, and 46.2% lower respectively, between 2019 and 2022.
“Additional, throughout the identical interval, every day e-cigarette use declined by 50% and 42.3% amongst ninth and eleventh graders, respectively. Amongst eighth graders, there was no change with 1% reporting every day use in each 2019 and 2022,” highlighted IWF.
In 2018, 15.1% of Minnesotans reported smoking, and by 2020 this quantity had dropped to 13.8%. These figures, added the native Division of Well being, replicate the nationwide one which has dropped from 21.2% in 2011 to fifteen.5% in 2020. Whereas grownup vaping charges stay comparatively unchanged with 4.9% of Minnesotan adults reporting vaping in 2020, and 5% in 2018.
Gateway Idea quashed as soon as once more
These figures clearly point out that the customarily referred to “Gateway Idea” the speculation that e-cigarettes act as a gateway to smoking and due to this fact resulting in elevated smoking charges, is unfounded.
Equally, a research titled, “Smoking Intention and Development From E-Cigarette Use to Cigarette Smoking,” by the scientific journal Dependancy has as soon as once more confirmed that the rise in vaping charges in England amongst younger adults between 2007 and 2018, didn’t correlate with elevated smoking charges.