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What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes - Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin

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E-cigarettes and vapes have exploded in popularity in the last decade, especially among youth and young adults— from 2011 to 2015, e-cigarette use among high school students in the US increased by 900%. Biobehavioral scientist Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin explains what you're actually inhaling when you vape (hint: it's definitely not water vapor) and explores the disturbing marketing tactics being used to target kids.

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No matter how it's delivered, nicotine is harmful for youth and young adults. E-cigarettes typically contain nicotine as well as other chemicals that are known to damage health. For example, users risk exposing their respiratory systems to potentially harmful chemicals in e-cigarettes.

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