Cigarette Smoking Is Down
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Recent surveys show a significant reduction in teen smoking.


In a study by the University of Michigan, it was found that only 9.7 percent of high school seniors have smoked cigarettes. Great news considering that decades ago most teens had at least tried smoking. After the Surgeon General announced that cigarette smoking caused lung cancer, the numbers have been in a slow but steady decline. And teens continue to heed the warnings.


A survey of over 43,000 public and private school students in 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade around the country raised some concerns about the rising popularity of vaping. However, the findings were still optimistic and vaping’s designation as a harm-reducing alternative to smoking is still intact.


With more and more negative press surrounding the effects of smoking, many adults are choosing to quit tobacco altogether or switching to vaping.  As pointed out in a recent news publication, “the continuing tobacco decline is an astounding accomplishment in public health.”  Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.


Declines in cigarette smoking can also be attributed to rising prices of cigarettes as well as the result of family members and friends encouraging loved ones to quit. But to whomever we bestow the credit, the fact is that cigarette smoking continues to drop, making space in the market for acceptable alternatives.


Vaping has become a haven for many struggling to break free from the hold of traditional cigarettes and their myriad health impacts.  With e-juices in hundreds of unique flavors and varying nicotine concentrations, smokers can switch to vaping and add years to their lives in the process. Not a bad deal, if you ask us.


Vape shops like Vapor Galleria and many others have been advocating for vaping and the vaping industry for years. It seems, for now, that science and society are finally catching up.