What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping Amid an outbreak of lung injury cases, there's a new spotlight on the dangers of vaping, a practice that's been marketed as an alternative to smoking. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey explains, with the story of one teenager whose vaping habit landed her in the ER. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.
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What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

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What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

What We Know (And Don't) About The Dangers Of Vaping

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A person vapes in San Francisco. The habit is especially widespread among young people. According to a recent survey, in 2019, 25% of high school seniors admitted to vaping in the previous 30 days. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A person vapes in San Francisco. The habit is especially widespread among young people. According to a recent survey, in 2019, 25% of high school seniors admitted to vaping in the previous 30 days.

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Amid an outbreak of lung injury cases, there's a new spotlight on the dangers of vaping, a practice that's been marketed as an alternative to smoking. NPR health correspondent Allison Aubrey explains, with the story of one teenager whose vaping habit landed her in the ER. Follow host Maddie Sofia on Twitter @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson and Brent Baughman and edited by Viet Le.