There is a vaping epidemic in this country, especially among teens. Every day, over 3,500 youths start vaping. In 2018 alone, the number of high school students who vape nearly doubled.
The number of Americans with vaping-related lung disease is climbing every week. The latest numbers from the CDC show 1,479 confirmed cases in the United States, 29 of those cases are in Massachusetts
Thirty-three people have died nationwide, including one in Massachusetts.
This is an emergency situation.
On Friday, Oct. 18, Boston 25 News aired a 30 minute special that examined the vaping crisis in Massachusetts. Anchor Kerry Kavanaugh spent months talking with students who feel peer pressure, recovering vape addicts, and a teen who developed lung disease earlier this year. She also sat down with local school leaders, lawmakers, and doctors about what should be done to address the youth vaping crisis.
Click the image below to watch this important piece.