What’s extra, vaping is attracting teenagers and young adults who would not otherwise smoke. So, an entirely new era of people are turning into addicted to nicotine. Dr. Friedman mentioned that rather than outright bans that can have unanticipated costs, she favors better regulations. Currently, apart from flavors, what’s inhaled from e-cigarettes is unregulated. Still, she and different experts are very concerned about the explosive uptake of vaping by young people. In the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey of 4.9 million high school students, she stated, 6 % reported smoking conventional cigarettes whereas 33 p.c puffed e-cigarettes up to now 30 days. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, declared e-cigarette use by youth an epidemic.