W MI teens vaping 'deadly cocktail,' presenter says

BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (via WOOD TV 8) — West Michigan teenagers are vaping in school hallways, bathrooms and even classrooms, and health care providers fear devastating long-term consequences.

“We all know people who vape,” Byron Center High School senior Olivia Coaster told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday. “It’s pretty big in our school."

Byron Center is far from alone. A national, government-funded survey showed 37 percent of high seniors said they have vaped in the last 12 months.

Coaster and three other BCHS students, all anti-vapers, talked to 24 Hour News 8 about the exploding trend.

“It’s probably the most prevalent way to be cool in today’s society. It’s sad,” junior Andrew Agius said.

“They go in the bathroom during school and try to do it,” Coaster said. “Kids are doing it in class and they try to hide it.”

Vaping devices are easy to conceal these days. Some resemble flash drives and highlighters, and they emit a slight scent that matches their flavoring, from candy to fruit and bubble gum.

Read the full story at WOODTV.com.

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