Understanding the dangers of vaping

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ST. LOUIS – New numbers are out when it comes to US school children using tobacco products—including vaping—and they aren’t good.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says in 2019, 1 in 3 high schoolers and 1 in 8 middle schoolers are using tobacco products, with an explosion in e-cigarette use leading the way. That’s more than 6 million children, doubling the numbers from 2017.

Dr. Timothy Craig Allen, a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the chair of the department of pathology at University of Mississippi Medical Center, joins Fox 2 News live via satellite to discuss how vaping affects the lungs and signs parents should look for to see if their children are showing signs of vaping-associated lung illness.

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