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American Lung Association in Wyoming combats Youth Vaping Epidemic through education and Keeps students in schools

 

October 3, 2019



CHEYENNE (September 26, 2019) – Wyoming is facing a youth e-cigarette epidemic, as last year alone, there was a 78 percent increase in high school kids vaping according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaping places youths’ developing lungs at risk of irreversible lung damage and disease and sets them up for a lifetime of addiction to tobacco products.

To combat this epidemic, the American Lung Association is offering local schools new resources, including a new program to support and educate students about the risks of e-cigarette use as an alternative to school suspe...



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