It's a phrase many parents don't want to hear.

"Kids want to smoke. Kids want to drink. They're going to smoke and drink," said one student.

Despite federal regulations and health warnings, young people still want to smoke, especially e-cigarettes or vapes. 

"It's just become such a socializing thing. Like, so many things are 'dangerous,' really, but it's not really altering what people do because it's part of school, part of socializing," said NYU freshman Lou Frettlohr. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 60 people have died from vaping-related illnesses in the U.S., and more than 2,000 people have been hospitalized, the vast majority linked to bootleg products. 

The FDA has banned the sale of flavored electronic smoking devices, targeting mostly the Juul, which is seen as being responsible for much of the rise in teen smoking. 

Students NY1 talked to at NYU say despite all that, vaping remains widespread. 

"They're addicted to it socially," one senior said. "They're addicted to it because of the chemical compound, whatever it might be, and yeahm there's tons of pressures going around in terms of what's goodm and who knows how it affects a child's decision making." 

The federal crackdown, though, faces a bit of a loophole. The regulations are against reusable flavored devices, opening up a window for teens and young adults to purchase disposable e-cigarettes. 

Toss-able products like Puff Bar, Posh and Fogg are becoming more popular. 

"If you lose a non-disposable vape such as a Juul device, there's a very high cost to buy a new one, whereas if you lose those disposable ones, you can just throw them away and buy a new one. It makes it so much easier," said senior Ahmad Usmani. 

Plus, they can still be flavored. Puff is sold in flavors like OMG, which is short for orange, mango, guava and lychee ice. 

An employee at a smoke shop on Waverly Place in Greenwich Village said vape sales plunged 35 to 40 percent after the FDA regulations took effect, but customers are testing other options. 

"Now that people won't be able to get it, that's a different thing, but if they need it, they buy it," the employee said. 

The FDA said it is not ruling out additional enforcement action to curb e-cigarette use, but the smoke signals from these college students could not be any clearer; vaping is still very popular.