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Teens And Vaping: The Popular Trend Leaves Schools, State Searching For Solutions

E-cigarettes like the Juul have caught on with teens in a big way, and schools have been struggling to keep up. We'll talk about vaping's new popularity, and the health issues involved.
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E-cigarettes like the Juul have caught on with teens in a big way, and schools have been struggling to keep up. We'll talk about vaping's new popularity, and the health issues involved.

The popularity of vaping among young people is sounding alarm bells for educators and health professionals, as trendy e-cigarettes like the Juul are becoming a more common sight in middle and high schools. We're talking about where the rise in this behavior is coming from, the health issues at stake and what schools and the state are doing in response.

We're joined by Diane Kirson-Glitman, a school nurse from the Essex-Westford district, as well as Stowe High School principal Chris Oleks. And we'll hear from student activist Tatiana Byam and from Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Mark Levine.

Broadcast live on Monday, June 4, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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