The Marijuana Debate – Part 6: Vaping, e-cigs and Marijuana
by Don Rittner
While the traditional ways of smoking Marijuana have been successful new techniques have emerged using current technology.
One of the rising new methods of smoking is the use of vaping. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the water vapors produced by an electronic based vaporizer. These vaporizers are commonly referred to e-cigarettes (e-cigs), and are perfect for use in a number of settings. In 2015 the CDC reported that more than 9 million adults vape regularly. That is 3.7 percent of American adults.
Key findings include: (1)
• About 3.7 percent of adults used e-cigarettes every day or some days;
• Almost one-half of current cigarette smokers (47.6%) and more than one-half of recent former cigarette smokers (55.4%) had ever tried an e-cigarette;
• About one in six current cigarette smokers (15.9%) and nearly one in four recent former cigarette smokers (22.0%)