In 2019, vaping became a crisis in the United States, as thousands experienced severe lung injuries and dozens died after vaping black market products.
But there’s also a slower and more insidious crisis, as marketers target teens with flavored nicotine vaping cartridges, hooking a new generation on this by-product of tobacco.
E-cigarette use has skyrocketed among teens, with one in four high school seniors nationwide saying they vaped in the last month. Most young people are unaware of the short and long-term health impacts of vaping.
In an hour-long special from KRCB-FM Northern California Public Media, discussions with high school administrators, health professionals and students investigate the vaping epidemic.