Analysis: Political Currents Against E-Cigarettes

This year we were reminded in a big way of: judiciary Brunch also plays a big role in our lives.But it’s not just a marquee issue abortion When gun Courts help set the boundaries of what is acceptable and what is not.
Jules this week paid over $400 million Settle lawsuits involving more than 30 states dealing with the marketing of e-cigarette (or vaping) companies to Americans under the age of 18.
of Spread of e-cigarettesThe backlash against it, especially among teenagers and young adults, is where the political week begins.
A few weeks ago I Focus on Proliferation A picture of a smoke shop in my hometown of New York.part of it is related marijuana (more on that later), but it’s also relevant to vaping.
Smoking weed is more popular than smoking cigarettes
But among young Americans, e-cigarettes are far more popular than they were a decade ago. numerous anti-vaping campaigns May be worked by public health authorities. The fact is that while supporting the legalization of marijuana may be a winning political issue, the opposite may be true for e-cigarettes.
please see Latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNearly a third (29%) of high school students in 2021 say they have tried nicotine. More than one in 10 (11%) admitted to doing so in the past month.
Dating back to 2011Only 2% of high school students said they had smoked an e-cigarette in the last 30 days. While this may look like a big uptick, it also hides a big downturn.
Teenage e-cigarette use has increased rapidly over the last decade.this peaked in 2019 28% of high school students say they have smoked an e-cigarette in the past month. 20% in 2020 and last year he dropped to 11%. This is a dramatic reduction and well beyond the margin of error.

Only 2% of high school students smoke cigarettes regularly. These students are not simply switching from one nicotine product to another.

E-cigarette use among all adults appears to be fairly stable over the past few years.of Latest Gallup Poll The same 8% of adults found they smoke e-cigarettes as in 2019.
just like marijuana, big age gap when you vape. Only 1% of Americans over the age of 55 said they had smoked an e-cigarette in the past week. Among adults aged 18 to her 34, the percentage he reaches 19%.

Still, young adults are much more likely to smoke marijuana (30%) than to smoke e-cigarettes regularly (19%).

This is reflected throughout American customs. Americans are 16% more likely to smoke marijuana regularly at least once a week, twice as likely to smoke an e-cigarette (8%), according to the latest Gallup poll. there is.

Study Shows Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Increases Its Use

And while e-cigarettes have not risen in popularity in recent years, more people than ever smoke marijuana on a regular basis.

You can see this dynamic playing out through ballot boxes and the actions of politicians. 19 states legalized recreational marijuana Over the past decade, legalization measures are on the ballot in several states this year. About two-thirds of Americans think marijuana should be legal.
Prominent lawmakers or former lawmakers are fighting to legalize marijuana. Former Speaker of the House John BoehnerOhio Republican.

Meanwhile, more than 30 states have sued arguably the most famous e-cigarette maker for advertising to teens.

When asked by Gallup whether laws banning e-cigarettes should be tougher, looser, or left in place, 61% of Americans said they would be tougher. The position was supported by a majority of Democrats, Republicans, and independents. It was also supported by a majority of all age groups that Gallup categorized (18-34, 35-54, 55+).

The simple fact is that promoting marijuana is a key issue for politicians, but e-cigarettes are not.

don’t sleep in new hampshire

Speaking of places where marijuana is legal, New Hampshire will hold its primary election on Tuesday.And alongside Delaware and Rhode Island, these Final Partisan Midterm Primary (Louisiana will hold a bipartisan blanket primary on Election Day.)

The fact that New Hampshire’s primaries are so late should not underestimate its importance in the midterm elections. Based on what happened in New Hampshire, we might get a good idea of ​​the outcome of the Senate battle.

Democratic Senator Maggie Hassan is on the verge of winning a second term. It’s not clear who her GOP opponent will be at this point, but Two of the most likely candidates Retired Army brig. General Don Bolduc and State Senate Speaker Chuck Morse.
morse sports Endorsement of Governor Chris Sununu Widely seen statewide as more electable than Bolduc. fostered false beliefs that President Joe Biden Didn’t win the 2020 election legally.
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Race if Boldac wins can participate in other contests By nominating a weaker candidate, the Republicans appear to have hurt their chances of winning the general election.
If Morse wins, New Hampshire could be a real pick-me-up opportunity for Republicans. Limited (and mostly old) public opinion poll data We are racing within 5 points with Morse as the Republican nominee.
according to Data compiled by David Beiler of The Washington Post, the Senate poll tally around this time would be off by more than 5 points on average. Put another way, Morse has a chance to win if he is the Republican nominee.

In fact, Morse does similar, if not better, polls than nearly every Republican Senate candidate in the marquee races (Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, Pennsylvania, etc.). He doesn’t hear much about New Hampshire.

If Morse wins, we’ll hear more about New Hampshire. In a state where Hassan and Hillary Clinton both won by less than a point in 2016, it’s ridiculous that Republicans aren’t pressing harder.

For a short encounter: The NFL is back

There is so much depressing news in the world these days that it makes you want to take your eyes off of it. That’s why the start of the football season is so important for football fans like me.

Many Americans feel the same way.Soccer is the most popular sport to watch more than 50 years from nowand there is no sign of it stopping.
according to Washington Post poll According to a survey released earlier this year, 36% of Americans say watching soccer is their favorite sport. No other vote exceeds 12%. Two out of three (67%) said they were fans of football.

And in an era of political division, soccer was the favorite sport of Democrats, Republicans, and independents.

the rest of the data

Afghans are the most unhappy: a A recently published study from Gallup It turns out that the mental health of Afghan residents is the worst. They were followed by residents of Lebanon, Iraq and Sierra Leone.
Payment apps are popular: a New Pew Research Center Survey We found that 76% of Americans have used Cash App, PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. PayPal is the most popular, used by 57%.
A positive outlook on the downturn in the US business sector: Only 36% of Americans, on average, have a positive view of 25 business and industry sectors. It’s the lowest level since 2008. According to GallupPositive opinion is highest in the restaurant industry (60%) and lowest in oil and gas (22%).


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