- Erin Hernandez, executive vice president of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, joined John Druckenmiller of Hometown Headlines to detail the dangers of vaping — no matter what the age of the user.
- Among the disturbing trends, she says, are the number of middle and high schoolers turning to vaping as they see it as being cool. However, fedeal and state authorities currently are investigating possible cases of severe respiratory illness in some people who vape.
- The Georgia Department of Public Health reports that “states have reported similar cases requiring hospitalization and patients being placed on ventilators… Many patients acknowledged a history of vaping nicotine and/or products containing THC, the component in marijuana that gives the high sensation.”
- Hernandez outlines the health risks and some of the consequences especially for younger users.
- She was a guest at Brand Red Studios at 4 Bale St. in downtown Rome. We thank Todd LaBerge for producing our latest podcast.
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