Utah County health officials concerned about rise of vaping in schools

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UTAH COUNTY — There are 47 cases of severe lung disease associated with vaping THC, nicotine or both in Utah, and health leaders in Provo are concerned about vaping trends in schools.

The number of teens bringing vaping devices to school is on the rise, and some devices are made to look like anything other than a vaporizer. The most popular vape device is Juul, which looks like a flash drive. Other devices look like mascara or lipstick tubes.

One in 10 teens in Utah vape regularly, and that number is expected to skyrocket. In Alpine School District, the number of cases involving vaping devices shot up from 12 in 2016 to 120 in 2017.

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