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DIGGING DEEPER: Vaping in schools

(KTIV) – A new epidemic is sweeping the nation.

According to 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, current e-cigarette use, or “vaping”, among middle and high school students increased alarmingly between 2017 and 2018, with over 3.6 million kids using e-cigarettes in 2018 alone.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens, and young adults.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse says America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in 2018, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017.

Jennifer Lenzini

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