Young adults in the US are opting for vaping and cannabis over cigarettes

Young adults in the US are more likely to vape or use cannabis than to smoke cigarettes, as the national smoking rate hovers near a historical low. But many Americans still perceive vaping as dangerous, and support stronger regulation.

Findings from a Gallup poll released this month confirm that Americans’ willingness to ditch cigarettes is accompanied by a growing interest in e-cigarettes and cannabis among 18- to 29-year-olds, an age group that consumes cannabis more than they vape or smoke tobacco.

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Tiziana Cauli

Senior reporter/health & science editor
Tiziana is an Italian journalist from Sardinia. She has worked for both international and local media in Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, the UK, Lebanon and Belgium. She also worked as a communications manager for several international NGOs in the humanitarian sector. Tiziana holds a degree in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies from the University of Cagliari and she’s a graduate of the Carlo De Martino school of journalism in Milan.

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