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Vaping epidemic: How schools are tackling the problem

Schools work to stop teen vaping
Posted at 6:31 AM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-16 17:07:38-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — There are now 380 confirmed and probable cases of lung disease associated with vaping in the U.S.

The cases span across 36 states, including Nevada.

The Southern Nevada Health District confirmed a vaping-related illness in someone under the age of 18.

The CDC reports six people in six different states died from lung diseases linked to e-cigarette use.

Because many patients are young children and adults, schools across the country are doing what they can to stop vaping.

Schools are now investing in vape detectors.

It's called Halo, and it can detect chemicals associated with vaping.

The company's president says they've already sold to schools in 46 states.

To learn more about the Halo device, click here.