Vaping: health concerns and teen use

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In this Aug. 28, 2019 photo a man exhales while using an e-cigarette Wednesday, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

In this Aug. 28, 2019 photo a man exhales while using an e-cigarette Wednesday, in Portland, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Guests: Lena Sun, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, Frank Leone

E-cigarettes and marijuana vaping devices are under increased scrutiny, as new reports surface linking lung illness and even deaths to a  practice that has been widely perceived as a less-harmful alternative to smoking. We begin today’s show discussing the latest in vape-related health concerns with Washington Post health reporter LENA SUN. Then, we’ll talk about the rising popularity of vaping among teens – the health risks e-cigarettes pose, the rates of usage, and the cultural forces that entice young people to experiment with vaping products. Joining us is SUCHITRA KRISHNAN-SARIN, a professor of psychiatry at Yale specializing in tobacco use, and by FRANK LEONE, Director, Comprehensive Smoking Treatment Programs at the University of Pennsylvania.

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