WASHINGTON -- Middle and high school students are still using flavored e-cigarettes at a "concerning level," according to a study released by the Federal Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study surveyed millions of middle and high school students in the U.S. It found current e-cigarette use in the past 30 days includes 14.1% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students.
Nearly 85% of them used flavored e-cigarettes and more than half used disposable e-cigarettes.
"This study shows that our nation's youth continue to be enticed and hooked by an expanding variety of e-cigarette brands delivering flavored nicotine," Deirdre Lawrence Kittner said. Kittner is the director of CDC's Office on Smoking and Health.
Among youth who currently used e-cigarettes, 27.6% used them daily and 42.3% used them on 20 or more of the past 30 days.
E-cigarette company, Juul, had its products removed from store shelves this year by the FDA and agreed to pay Juul $438.5M as part of a class action settlement.