Deputy Mike Legge from the VC Sheriff’s office speaks with Bob Taylor about vaping in high schools.

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles.

The e-liquid in vaporizer products usually contains a chemical liquid with nicotine, flavoring and other chemicals and metals, but not tobacco. Not all e-liquids contain nicotine. Some people use these devices to vape THC, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s mind-altering effects, or even synthetic drugs.

Legge notes that in earlier decades the THC percent in marijuana was 5%. Nowadays, the THC percent is up in 25-30% range in marijuana.

It’s even higher in vaping.

Legge showed an e-liquid package that states it has an 80-85% THC content.

He also stated that parents should be aware that vaping is harmful and they should get involved if their kids are vaping.


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The Realities of Vaping in High Schools

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