FORT SCOTT, Kan. (KSNW) – Some Kansas schools are going high tech in the fight against the vaping epidemic. To catch students in the act, the schools are installing detection devices in the most private areas of the schools. Schools have a reason for their concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an outbreak of lung injuries associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping. As of Dec. 10, 2019, the CDC says 2,409 people in the U.S. have been hospitalized and 52 people have died. Some considered vaping the alternative to smoking cigarettes. Now it’s considered an epidemic among teenagers. Many health and education experts are sounding the alarm.
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