Oregon sees dramatic rise in vaping among youth

Vaping by Oregon children has climbed 80% in two years, according to a new statistic from the Oregon Health Authority.

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 7:56 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- Vaping by Oregon children has climbed 80% in two years, according to a new statistic from the Oregon Health Authority.

Now a group of doctors, lawmakers and other experts are calling for tough new changes. The group, which was put together eight months ago, released its recommendations.

Top of the list is banning all flavored vaping products. Another suggestion is to raise prices.

Dr. Serena Black, a pediatrician at RiverBend Hospital, said vaping at any time is a bad idea, but it's especially true during the pandemic when lung function is more important than ever.

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