NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Though
smoking cigarettes has become increasingly less popular since the
2000s, many adults still smoke tobacco products and/or cannabis.
Meanwhile, vaping has become a popular alternative, especially
among young adults.
According to a survey conducted by ValuePenguin, over 50% of
consumers who smoke or vape lied to their health insurer about it.
Some even admit to driving under the influence of
- Nearly 1 in 3 Americans have vaped nicotine or cannabis, and
55% of Americans have smoked cigarettes or cannabis. More
than half of vapers and smokers — 52% — lie to their health
insurance provider about their habit. Among baby boomers who vape
or smoke, this jumps to 63%.
- 24% of vapers have experienced health issues they suspect
were caused by vaping, such as shortness of breath or
coughing. Gen Zers who vape are most likely to notice
health issues (33%).
- Gen Zers are most likely to vape but least likely to
smoke. While 53% of Gen Zers say they've never smoked
cigarettes or cannabis, only 49% of them say the same about
- Though one of the main reasons vapers started their habit
was to quit smoking cigarettes, 30% of vapers say it would be
difficult to stop. Among Gen Zers, this figure rises to
- The danger isn't just in the smoke, as 23% of consumers
admit to driving under the influence of cannabis. An
additional 34% have been a passenger in a car operated by someone
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