Although the number of teenage tobacco use is on the decline, another problem is on the rise. Julius White reports.
COPY: Charlotte County health officials say they’re concerned about the increased use of e-cigarettes or so-called “vaping.” The Charlotte Sun reports, a 2015 report released by the state Department of Health, found 15.8 percent of high-schoolers use electronic cigarettes, allowing people to inhale vaporized nicotine in different flavors like bubble gum. That’s way up from the 5.4 percent of high schoolers using them in 2013. Youth and health advocates alike to plan to address issues about the lack of regulation about the e-cig devices and concerns about the devices being usurped for other substances, such as synthetic marijuana.