Vaping Trends and Marijuana Legalization Will Likely Exacerbate Opiate Epidemic

WEST ORANGE, N.J., Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The CDC reported a 38% increase in tobacco use among America’s youth in 2018, driven primarily by e-cigarettes (vapes). “The popularity of vaping is dangerous, as a significant portion of e-cigarette users progress to marijuana use, which, in turn, will likely lead to increased opiate abuse,” commented Indra Cidambi, M.D., Addiction Expert and Medical Director at Center for Network Therapy (CNT).

“While age-related restriction on tobacco product sales apply, lack of comprehensive regulation around manufacturing and retailing of e-cigarettes is responsible for the vaping epidemic,” said Dr. more at


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