Tallahassee, Fla. — New data from the Florida Department of Health shows more middle and high school students are vaping.
The survey shows 27.9 percent of students admitted to using a vaping product in the last 30 days of 2018, that’s the highest number ever and is up from 23.7 percent in 2017.
A breakdown by county shows that vaping was more prevalent in South Florida, but in Central Florida, Seminole County was higher than the state average with 28.6 percent of students admitting to trying electronic cigarettes.
In Orange County 24 percent of students have vaped before, and in Osceola 21.7 percent have.
All three counties showed an increase in use over 2017.