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U.S. teens' use of e-cigarettes has doubled since 2017, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

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How does nicotine in e-cigarettes affect young brains? Researchers are teasing out answers. Research on young mice and rats shows how nicotine hijacks brain systems involved in learning, memory, impulse control and addiction. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Vaping Nicotine Can Affect A Teenage Brain

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Investigators have found that cannabis-containing vaping products are linked with many of the reported cases of vaping-related lung illness. Mike Wren/AP hide caption

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Flavored vaping solutions stand displayed at a shop in New York City. Amid a mysterious health scare apparently caused by e-cigarettes, New York and Michigan have banned the sale of flavored vaping products, while Massachusetts has banned all of them for four months — moves that store owners say will hurt their bottom line. Bebeto Matthews/AP hide caption

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Ruby Johnson, whose daughter was recently hospitalized with a respiratory illness from vaping, testified before a House Oversight subcommittee hearing on lung disease and e-cigarettes on Capitol Hill Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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If E-Cigs Were Romaine Lettuce, They'd Be Off The Shelf, Vaper's Mom Tells Congress

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Patients hospitalized with vaping-related illness often have severe pneumonia, and this kind of inflammation can create long-term damage, doctors say. alvarez/Getty Images hide caption

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