|Key findings from the United States 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey include:
• A 78% increase among high school students (and a 48% increase in middle school students) in current e-cigarette use between 2017 and 2018.
• Among high school e-cigarette users, current use of any flavoured e-cigarettes went up from 60.9% to 67.8%; current use of menthol- or mint-flavoured e-cigarettes increased from 42.3% to 51.2%.
• During 2017–2018, overall tobacco product use also increased by 38% among high school students. This reverses a decline in recent years.
On 15 November the US FDA tabled new regulations to ban methol cigarettes and flavoured cigars, and impose sales restrictions on flavoured e-cigarettes. FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the purpose was to make nicotine products “less accessible and less appealing to children.”