Maine Bans Vaping from Schools
Maine students are back at school where vaping has now been banned, according to News Center Maine.
The Maine Legislature passed a bill banning the electronic smoking devices that look like flash drives. A policy forbidding students from using them has been in place, but now community members picking up kids or attending school sporting events are also prohibited from vaping on school grounds.
The CDC has reported 153 possible cases of lung disease connected to vaping, according the news station. The latest Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey showed that 15% of Maine's High School students vape and 33% report trying it, News Center Maine added.
E-cigarettes hit the market in 2007. In 2014 the kids seem to have caught on to vaping, which has become the most commonly used nicotine product among youths in the U.S.
There is a growing urgency about health risks associated with vaping that are just becoming apparent. Maine schools are trying to address the issue through education about the products, as well as by banning them.