TOLEDO (WTOL) – More teens are addicted to nicotine than ever before.
The government says it’s because of e-cigarette companies’ aggressive marketing campaigns and the fruity flavors.
The FDA says vaping is now an epidemic among children and teens; 1 in 4 teens have tried it.
Two million kids are even vaping marijuana.
The sneaky designs, which can resemble highlighters and USB devices, make them popular among young people.
“The kids are hiding it. They can hide it in class. They put it up to their mouth and do it,” said Liz Young from Sylvania Community Action Team. “They are very hideable – pockets, sweatshirts, just up the sleeve of a shirt is really easy for them to hide it.”
“In their socks, in their bags, anywhere, in their binders,” said Wasim Khrawesh, a high school senior.
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