Survey: Vaping popular among Pa. teens

Pennsylvania has released a new snapshot of drug and alcohol use by teens and it provides plenty of food for thought for parents.

The numbers are from the Pennsylvania Youth Survey.

It's taken every two years by students in grade 6th to 12th across the state.

It shows that while alcohol remains the most widely used product, another substance not even on the radar two years ago is now sparking concern.

More than a quarter of all 12th-graders said they'd vaped using e-cigarettes or hookah within the past 30 days.

Delaware County officials say usage there was lower, just under 20-percent.

But all around the area, the vast majority say they do it for the flavor.

The FDA has criticized the makers for using fruity flavors to attract teens.

The use of traditional tobacco cigarettes has dropped.

But alcohol use is still strong.
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