A substance-abuse expert discusses why vaping is safer than smoking but still dangerous for teens.
A rash of vaping-related deaths and injuries has alarmed physicians and public health officials. Scientists and physicians are still discerning what may be multiple causes to the deaths and injuries.
Nicotine is an incredibly addictive substance and one JUULpod, a vaping device brand, has as much nicotine as 20 cigarettes.
"We were seeing a real drop-off in youth smoking, but now we're seeing an increase," says Dr.
Susan Collins, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, is interviewed by KIRO-TV about vaping's effects on teens.
Teens are taking to vaping in epidemic proportions to breathe in nicotine vapors, says the Federal Drug Administration.