Research keeps indicating that a rise in vaping is not leading to an increase in smoking, quite the contrary!
Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last June, clearly indicates that smoking rates amongst high school students were cut in half in only five years, between 2011 to 2016. During this same time, vaping amongst the same age group increased from 1.5% to a peak of 16.0% in 2015.
On another positive note, this same study indicated that the percentage of high school students using e-cigarettes seemed to be dropping aswell. For the first time since the advent of electronic cigarettes, vaping rates had decreased from 16.0% in 2015 to 11.3% in 2016, while smoking in that same period also dropped from 9.3% to 8.0%.