MONTHLY ISHC UPDATE   APRIL 15, 2018

Hello!  Hope you are all beginning to smell spring in the air!

We have been following the ISHC data regarding students reported use of cigarettes and vaping.  The last two years show a dramatic increase in vaping.

Last year, (10,777 students surveyed—26 schools)
5.1% smoked cigarettes 11.7% vaped.
This year, (7,095 students surveyed—22 schools)
4.3% smoked cigarettes 23.3% vaped
(double the # of vapers)

     

A grade breakdown for 2017-18 is:
Cigarettes Vaping
9th 1.1% 13.6%
10th 3.4% 22.3%
11th 5.3% 27.4%
12th 7.4% 30.3%

How does your school compare to this?

Best regards, Rosemary and Peter