Chris Tanaka and Laura Paynter of Buckeye Health Plan talk about teen vaping. Buckeye is committed to transforming the health of our community one person at a time. Teen vaping has been declared an epidemic among youth and the CDC reports that E-Cigarettes are driving tobacco use up among high school students by 38% from 2017 to 2018. E-Cigarettes burn tobacco like traditional cigarettes and have a fluid that contains nicotine. When the nicotine is heating up it creates an odorless vapor. Many of the E-Cigarettes have been designed to look like common items that students would carry including pens and flash drives. Students can hide these in backpacks using them in school classrooms and bathrooms. Students who Vape are 4x more likely to start smoking cigarettes. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in Ohio. Educate your kids on the risks of vaping and the health impacts.
April 18, 2019 at 4:24 PM EDT - Updated April 18 at 4:24 PM