As Kids Get Hooked on Vaping, Parents Are Desperate for Treatment That Doesn't Exist

Time: Jami Scheetz knew that her 15-year-old son, Devon, needed help. His grades were slipping and he had been caught vaping at school so many times that he was on the brink of being expelled. Last fall, at the start of his freshman year, Devon’s school even sent him to the hospital for drug testing after getting in trouble once again. In the emergency room, Devon finally admitted it: He was addicted. “He said to me, ‘Mom, I can’t quit on my own. I need help,'” Scheetz says.

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The Dangerous Flavors of E-Cigarettes

New England Journal of Medicine: Nicotine is amazingly addictive. About 20 years ago, researchers in a nearby laboratory were studying the effects of cigarette smoke on lung function in mice. To expose a mouse to cigarette smoke, the mouse is placed in a plastic tube, head out. The tube is positioned in a stream of smoke, which the mouse then breathes.

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JUUL’s Convenient Smoke Screen

The New York Times: JUUL Labs, the company behind the insanely popular vaping device, has a message for the nation’s estimated 37.8 million adult smokers: It really, really, really cares about them. And it wants them (and onlythem — got that, teens?) to try vaping instead.

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F.D.A. Targets Vaping, Alarmed by Teenage Use

The New York Times: The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday declared that teenage use of electronic cigarettes has reached “an epidemic proportion,” and it put makers of the most popular devices on notice that they have just 60 days to prove they can keep their devices away from minors.

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