Vaping among high school students increased by a shocking 78% in recent years

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Vaping among high school students increased by a shocking 78% in recent years

The vaping epidemic has been a major concern in recent years, especially among teens. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), e-cigarette use among high school students increased by a shocking 78% from 2017 to 2018. In response to this growing problem, a group of teens from Idaho has come together to share their experiences and help others battling vape addiction.

KNOW VAPE producer Jennie Sue Weltner explains that it was crucial for the story to be told by the teens themselves. After interviewing dozens of kids from both big and small towns all over Idaho, they found that vaping is prevalent in all areas. The teens’ stories about their struggles with vape addiction are truly heartbreaking, says independent producer and director April Frame.
What makes the situation even more challenging is the fact that big tobacco companies have designed vapes to be attractive to kids, easy to obtain, easy to hide, and difficult to quit. This is a sophisticated, multi-billion dollar industry that puts profits over the health and well-being of young people.
Fortunately, there are resources available to help combat this problem. Soter Technologies’ FlySense vaping detection devices can notify school officials in real time when vaping or bullying is taking place in areas such as restrooms where recording devices are typically prohibited. This technology can help school administrators take swift action to prevent further instances of vaping and provide support to those struggling with addiction.
It’s important for us all to recognize the severity of this issue and take action to help prevent further harm to our youth. We can start by educating ourselves and our communities about the risks of vaping and providing resources for those who need help quitting. With the support of technology like FlySense, we can work together to end the vaping epidemic and create a safer and healthier future for our teens. Get Flysense HERE. 


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