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INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI
Vaping (Electronic Cigarettes)

INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI: Vaping

 

Hawaiʻi health officials are sounding the alarm about what they see as a dangerous trend among local teenagers: Vaping – using Electronic Cigarettes. Studies show that 42% of high school students and 27% of middle school students statewide have tried e-cigarettes. The percentages are higher in Kauaʻi, Maui and Hawaiʻi counties. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, and officials worry vaping will create a new generation of nicotine addicts. A leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes says its products function as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes and are not intended for minors. What’s your take? Join the conversation on INSIGHTS ON PBS HAWAIʻI. You can phone in, or leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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