If you suspect that more of your patients than ever before, using the electronic cigarette, it's not your imagination. About 9 million American adults are now common viper (a common term for electronic cigarette users), according to a recent survey, the National Survey of Health.
So alarmed by a sharp increase in these electronic devices, the Office of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that the electronic cigarette will be the epidemic at the beginning of this month.
Of particular concern is the prevalence among young people vaypinga. The report "Monitoring the Future", published in 2017, it was found that the number of smokers has increased by almost 10% among students in the 8th grade. This percentage increased to 20% for high school students.
In addition, more than 20% of people who smoke traditional cigarettes, unemployed adults and people who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, says a study from Johns Hopkins on trends in the use of electronic cigarettes.
In addition, the study found that people with chronic medical problems such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, and respiratory disorders are more prone to the risk of early death than people without these common health problems.