Wisconsin DHS releases new youth e-cigarette data, public health advisory

On Friday, January 4, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services released new data on youth e-cigarette use in the state. The data comes from the 2018 Youth Tobacco Survey, and shows that e-cigarette use by young people has skyrocketed even as the use of conventional cigarettes has fallen to an all-time low. According to the survey, 1 in 5 Wisconsin high school students currently use e-cigarettes, and 1 in 9 middle school students have tried them (4.1% of middle school students are current users).

In response to the new data, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services issued a public health advisory on youth e-cigarette use. The advisory details youth usage trends and health dangers for young people, and also provides recommended actions for parents, educators, health professionals, and community and state leaders.

View the YTS fact sheets and DHS public health advisory

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