Doctors and public health officials are still trying to figure out the cause behind more than 800 lung injuries related to vaping that have been reported in the U.S. in recent months.
At the same time, there is a longer-term public health crisis as more and more young people have become addicted to nicotine through e-cigarette use -- despite decades of declining traditional cigarette use among teens.
This hour, we talk about these two public health crises. Do you vape nicotine products like Juul, or maybe use THC cartridges or vape pens from a dispensary? Has the current outbreak in lung injuries changed your vaping habits?
- Barbara Walsh - Supervisor of the Connecticut Department of Public Health Tobacco Control Program
- Dr. Andrew Hyland - Public Health Researcher at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
- Tyree McMillan - Sophomore at Newington High School
- Dan Adams - Cannabis Reporter for the Boston Globe and author of the This Week in Weed newsletter (@Dan_Adams86)
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.