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Vaping: What you don't know can kill you

Bret Bostock

From KRCB Northern California comes an hour-long special on underage vaping, "What You Don't Know Can Kill You." In the summer of 2019, troubling reports circulated throughout the country that people were being injured and dying after vaping, usually connected to black market THC products. More information surfaced in November of 2019 that a key cause of these injuries and deaths was a substance called Vitamin E acetate.

But the timing of this epidemic also turned a spotlight on the broader question of how vaping companies, aided by Big Tobacco, were trying to hook a new generation on nicotine, by making vaping seem like a safe, candy-coated alternative to cigarettes. We now know that this isn't the case. Vaping nicotine is dangerous for young people and we learn why in talking with health officials, high school administrators and kids themselves.

Tune in this Sunday, January 19 at 7 p.m for more on WRVO.