Thursday, March 13, 2014

Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

Youth RadioVape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused with nicotine and exhales what looks like smoke. But with flavors like banana cream pie and alien blood, these pens are attracting a new generation of "smokers." According to the CDC, the use of e-cigarettes has doubled in popularity among middle and high school students. And now the FDA is considering regulating them as tobacco products. Youth Radio explores what's attracting young teens to "vaping" and the dangers they might be facing.

Produced by: Jenny Bolario
Editors: Chaz Hubbard, Denise Tejada and Jenny Bolario

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