Youth electronic cigarette, vaping use up in New Hampshire
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire survey says 24% of high school-age youth reported having used electronic cigarettes and cigars, vaping and hookah devices in a 30-day period, compared to the national average of 13%.
The data is from the 2017 New Hampshire Youth Risk Behavior Survey.
Tricia Tilley, the state Health Department’s deputy director for its Division of Public Health Services, said Friday that the increase puts a new generation at risk for nicotine addiction.
She notes a new state law that updates the definitions of electronic smoking devices and liquids and clarifies that all tobacco-related product devices are prohibited in any public education facility or grounds.