To help fight vaping, schools look to their own students

By Michael Nedelman, CNN


San Jose, California (CNN)–Teen vaping is on the rise, and schools are searching for solutions, with some taking disciplinary action or installing vape detectors in bathrooms.

Still, the problem has continued to swell. The US Food and Drug Administration announced in November that vaping had increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since the year before. The resignation announcement of the agency’s commissioner — Dr. Scott Gottlieb, who vowed to crack down on what he described as an “epidemic” of teen vaping — has only added to the uncertainty over what’s to come.

But many schools can’t afford to wait, and some are turning to what may be an untapped resource: their own students.

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