By Amy Norton
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2023 (HealthDay News) — For decades, people turned to cigarettes in times of stress. Now, a preliminary study hints that young people are using vaping in the same way.
The study, of nearly 2,000 U.S. teenagers and young adults, found that those who vaped nicotine or marijuana were more likely to report anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts. In fact, a majority of vapers said they’d suffered anxiety or depression symptoms in the past week, while over half had contemplated suicide in the past year.
The findings leave open the chicken-and-egg question.
“One of the challenges is in…