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Health advocates warn parents about vaping as kids return to school.

GREENSBORO WITH THE STORY NEW ON WXII 12 NEWS AT 5:00. BILL: AFTER THE FDA BANNED THE JUUL PRODUCTS IN JUNE, YOU MAY THINK FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. BUT THE CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS SAYS THAT IS NOT SO. >> THAT IS NOT THE CASE AT ALL. BILL: THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES SAYS JUUL AND OTHER FLAVORED VAPING DECVICES ARE STILL VERY AVAILABLE. >> WE’VE SEEN AN INCREASE IN 240% OF MANUFACTURING OF THESE DISPOSABLE VAPING DEVICES. LIKE THIS BANANA PUFF. AND WHILE CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BUY THEM, THEY’RE EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO CHILDREN. BILL: THE LATEST GOVERNMENT SURVEY FINDS MORE THEN TWO MILLION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USE ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, ALSO CALLED VAPING. >> WE’VE SEEN A HUGE INCREASE IN THE USE OF THESE. IT’S A LOT OF PEER PRESSURE COMING BACK WITH IT TO SCHOOLS WITH KIDS, YOU KNOW, TALKING TO EACH OTHER. WE KNOW THAT PEER PRESSURE IS HUGE. BILL: THE CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS URGES PARENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR SIGNS OF VAPING. >> PARENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF DON’T ALWAYS KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR WITH THESE VAPING DEVICES, AND HOW EASY THEY ARE TO GET. BILL: SO WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? I’M NOT SURE I KNOW. >> WELL, FIRST, WE’RE LOOKING FOR BEHAVIOR. SO IF YOUR CHILD OR YOUR STUDENT IS EXCUSING THEMSELVES TO GO TO THE BATHROOM TO DO THAT OFTEN. BILL: FINDING FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES IS NOT A PROBLEM SAYS KATE KING, A MIDDLE SCHOOL NURSE IN OHIO. >> OFTEN THEY GET THEM FROM FRIENDS OR AT YOUR LOCAL 7/11. I TALKED TO MIDDLE SCHOOLERS WHO GET THEM ON THEIR WAY TO SCHOOL AT THE CONVENIENCE STORE. BILL: THE U.S. SURGEON GENERAL SAYS VAPING CAN CAUSE ADDICTION AND HARM BRAIN DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY FOR ATTENTION, MEMORY, AND LEARNING. >> YOU KNOW, AS PARENTS WE ALWAYS FEEL TEENAGERS DON’T LISTEN TO PARENTS BUT THEY REALLY DO. RESEARCH SHOWS THAT KIDS LISTEN TO THEIR PARENTS. BILL: THE REASON JUUL’S FLAVOR

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Health advocates warn parents about vaping as kids return to school.

Health advocates warn parents about vaping as kids return to school.

Health advocates warn parents about vaping as kids return to school.


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