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Broken Arrow School parents learn dangers of teen vaping

Posted at 5:36 AM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 06:36:42-05

TULSA, Okla — Vaping has been deemed an epidemic among teens in the US and many parents don't know how to handle it.

The talks with your children can be difficult, which is why the non-profit Light of Hope held a presentation for Broken Arrow parents.

Vaping is still a fairly new trend, but the CDC said it's increasing in popularity.

From 2011 to 2018, the rate of vaping among high school students increased from 220,000 students to over 3 million.

Light of Hope said vaping not only affects your lungs, but your entire system.

It's also highly addictive.

"When these kids starting using it as a cool object to do they don't realize how quickly they fall into needing it," said Layla Freeman, Founder and CEO of Light of Hope. "And then obviously it's a gateway to marijuana and unfortunately we're seeing meth and other substances used in it as well."

Light of Hope said it can be prevented, as long as teens are being educated about it.

The best thing you can do is talk to your children and have an open conversation.

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