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Health Advocates Calling for Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

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With school back in session, some health advocates are raising concerns about e-cigarette use among youth. According to the most recent government survey, over 2.5 million kids still use e-cigarettes and 85% of them use flavored products. Liz Pray is a school nurse and director of the National Association of School Nurses. She discussed the health impacts of vaping on youth.

Flavored e-cigarettes are of particular concern, according to Yolonda Richardson, President and CEO of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. She is among those advocating for an FDA ban on flavored e-cigarettes.

A recent study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that e-cigarette sales in the U.S. increased by 47% from January 2020 to December 2022.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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