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2021 High School Executive Summary Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Electronic Vapor Products (EVP) , Alcohol and Marijuana Use Among High School Students Continues to be a Concern. • During the last 30 days, 16% of high school students reported using electronic vapor products (EVP). Of those who vaped, 30% used it every day. o Among high school students who used EVPs during the past 30 days, 61% primarily got them from a friend or family member. Nearly half (48%) used a disposable electronic cigarette or vaping device. About one in ten (9%) were not sure of the type of device used. o In 2021, new response options around the primary reason for using EVPs were added to the survey. Among high school students who used EVP during the past 30 days, about three in ten students used an EVP because they wanted to get high or a buzz (32%) or were feeling anxious or stressed (30%). About one in eight (13%) used them because they were curious about them.
For the full report here- Vermont Department of Health
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