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Seminar held in Boca Raton to educate about vaping dangers

Posted: 4:56 AM, Sep 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-30 04:56:48-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — A seminar held Sunday in Boca Raton helped educate parents and teenagers about the dangers of vaping.

The Palm Beach County Behavioral Health Coalition held the "Dangers of Vaping" seminar at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, there have been more than 800 cases of lung injury and 12 vaping-related deaths.

The CDC also says more than one in four high school students in the U.S. use e-cigarettes.

Health experts say it takes parents initiating more conversations with teens about the dangers of vaping.

"We presented to the teens and parents at St. Gregory's and we talked about the dangers of vaping and how easy it is for kids to get access and how we as a community can work together to prevent that," said Eeshani, a high school senior.

The Trump administration announced earlier this month its plan to ban the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes.