Utah County Board of Health approves vaping resolution

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The Utah County Board of Health is officially urging state legislators to enact laws to crack down on vaping.

The board voted 6-0 during a special meeting Thursday in favor of a resolution that forwards nine suggestions to state lawmakers.

“The statistics with young people have been truly frightening, at least with how many of them have tried it,” Dianne Carr, a member of the board, said during the meeting.

The rate of children who have used electronic cigarettes has doubled this decade, increasing from 5.8% of students who had vaped in 2013 to 11.1% in 2017, according to a 2017 report from the Utah Department of Health. In 2017, about a third of 12th graders reported they had experimented with vaping.
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