(CNN) — Cutting down on the number of kids who smoke has been a work in progress, work that’s gotten a lot harder since e-cigarettes became popular.
CVS is hoping to do something about that as they’re about to invest $10 million to try to reverse the trend.
This is a 5-year initiative– adding up to $50 million when it’s all said and done, to “help deliver the nation’s first tobacco-free generation.”
The money will help create classroom-based programs and help clinics get the resources they need to address e-cigarette use and cover training on it.
In a report released in February, the CDC and FDA estimated there were 1.3 million more teens using tobacco between 2017 and 2018, and they say that’s all linked to e-cigarettes– also called vaping.
The rise is so significant– it wipes out any progress in declining youth tobacco use in recent years
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