Young E-cigarette users vape within five minutes of waking up

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A new study show  more young e-cigarette users say they vape within five-minutes of waking up.

It shows e-cig usage has declined in recent years but those who do vape are starting younger than ever before.

Between 2014 and 2017, those who used e-cigs within five minutes of when they woke up was less than one percent.

That number jumped to a little over 10% from 2017 to 2021.

Researchers say the data shows an increased use of nicotine for self-medication in response to depression and anxiety that occurred during the pandemic.

Researchers surveyed 151,000 middle and high-school students in the U.S.

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