VAPING CONCERNING MINNESOTA LEADERS

Amid the backdrop of an ongoing national outbreak of severe lung injuries associated with vaping, new survey results released today show an alarming jump in the rate of teens vaping in Minnesota. In response, Governor Tim Walz is calling for an aggressive, multi-faceted campaign focused on youth education, outreach and tightening limits for accessing vaping products. According to the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey, one in four Minnesota 11th graders reported using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days. That represents a 54% increase from the 2016 survey. The jump among eighth graders is even more significant, with nearly twice as many students reporting using an e-cigarette in the past 30 days.