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Michigan school officials fighting teen use of e-cigarettes

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School officials across Michigan are teaming up with community groups and public health advocates to fight e-cigarette use among teens. Educators are reporting students “vaping” in classrooms and school hallways. Carol Mastroianni is with the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition. She says minors are circumventing laws preventing them from buying e-cigarettes.


“You’re supposed to be 18 to purchase them however these can be bought online and there’s just a little check box that says I am 18. It’s very simple just to check that off.”


Mastroianni says schools are working to educate parents about e-cigarette use. The Saint Joseph Health System is hosting an educational series called “Vaping 101” next month.

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