"Current e-cigarette users have double the odds of having a diagnosis of depression compared to those who have never vaped.
According to a 2019 JAMA study of nearly 30,000 current e-cigarette users above age 18, frequent vaping is tied to even higher odds – 2.4X – of having a diagnosis of depression compared to never users."
"These milestones demonstrate the overwhelming success of New York's tobacco control program in reducing cigarette smoking among young people in New York State, and we will continue to take evidence-based action to safeguard New York youth from the nicotine addiction that tobacco products can cause. Smoking any substance can cause serious health problems," Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said. "In 2019, we increased the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from age 18 to 21, and in 2020, we ended the sale of flavored e-liquids, stopped the online sale of e-cigarettes to individuals, stopped the sale of tobacco in pharmacies and eliminated the use of coupons and other price promotions that made vaping and tobacco products cheaper and more easily accessible to youth."
ALBANY, N.Y. (September 13, 2021) - The New York State Department of Health today announced that New York State's youth smoking rate has reached an all-time low. As of 2020, less than 3% of high schoo...