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Teen E-cigarette Use during COVID-19: A 7-question Quiz


Findings from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey have public health advocates concerned. Find out why in this 7-question quiz.

The COVID-19 pandemic did not dampen e-cigarette use among youth, according to new research from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

The report was based on data from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), a cross-sectional, self-administered survey of middle (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students from January 18, 2021 to May 21, 2021. More than 20 000 students from 279 schools completed the first NYTS that was fully conducted online to allow participation of eligible students in remote learning settings. For that reason, the CDC and FDA noted that the results from the 2021 NYTS, "should not be compared with previous NYTS survey waves that were primarily conducted on school campuses."

Nevertheless, this year's survey provides important insights into youth use of e-cigarettes, which are highlighted in the 7-question quiz below.

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