RIDOH survey data shows rise of vaping in students

IN THE 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey it was found that 48.9% of Rhode Island high school students said they had vaped before. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES
IN THE 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey it was found that 48.9% of Rhode Island high school students said they had vaped before. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAN KITWOOD/GETTY IMAGES
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health released data Thursday that revealed a sharp increase in high school students reporting having vaped. RIDOH found that 10.2% of high school students reported frequent vaping, compared with 3.7% in 2017.  The data comes from the departments 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The survey, which is conducted every…

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