WESTERN NEW YORK – CVS Pharmacy is trying to cut down on the number of teens who smoke E-Cigarettes.
This week the company announced they’re about to invest 10 million dollars to try to reverse the trend, and that’s just step one.
This is a 5-year initiative adding up to 50 million dollars when it’s all said and done.
The company said they are trying 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.
The agencies said that’s all linked to e-cigarettes, also called vaping.
According to the report the rise is so significant it wipes out any progress in declining youth tobacco use in recent years.