Growing trend of vaping among American teens

Vaping "smoking" E-Cigarette.

Smoking has gone down among teens, overall tobacco use has remained steady.

It's because vaping has become so common.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students used E-cigarettes or vaping devices in 2016.

Apparently, many teens mistakenly think there's no health risk.

E-cigarette use, or "vaping," has grown an astonishing 900 percent among high school students in recent years, according to the surgeon general.

A 2016 National Youth Tobacco survey found nearly 1.7 million high school students and 500,000 middle schoolers had used E-cigarettes in just the 30-day period before the survey was taken.

Critics say all of the flavors entice kids to start vaping. One study out of Harvard found some of these flavors contain diacetyl, a chemical linked to severe respiratory disease.

Columbia University researchers using a vape machine found the vapor has toxic metals like chromium, nickel, zinc and lead, and as we know, there is no safe level of lead.

With very little regulation, people are not fully aware of what they are consuming.

"Youth is deeply concerning to me. We going to be taking some enforcement actions very soon to target companies that we think are marketing products in ways that are deliberately appareling to kids. I am going to be having conversations with some of these companies trying to inspire them, if I can, to take more corrective actions on their own," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.

Nicotine is one the most addictive substances out there.

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