Recent research suggests that vaping -- which surged in popularity among teens last year -- could be linked to serious health effects, including seizures, heart attacks and worsened asthma. Vaping also increases the risk of future addiction to other dangerous substances. Research suggests that young adults who vape are three times more likely to start smoking cigarettes, one of the deadliest habits known to humankind.
And youth vaping is on the rise, with kids drawn in part to the wide variety of sweet flavors that vaping liquids come in, like fruit medley, mango and mint. One and a half million more young people picked up the habit in 2018 as compared to the previous year -- a nearly 80 percent increase.
Tell your governor to support legislation that takes all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, off the market and out of kids' hands.