One of the most galling aspects of vaping is not that the industry has targeted minors with candy-like flavors and names. Nor is it that vaping fluid often contains nicotine or THC (one of the principal psychoactive ingredients in cannabis). The most galling thing about vaping is that the industry has managed to convince 3.6 million middle and high school students that vaping is harmless.
Recently, the CDC issued a warning about the health risks of vaping, citing a disturbing 805 lung injuries in 46 states, including 13 deaths that are believed to be associated with vaping. The CDC received data on only 373 of the cases. While two-thirds of those involve adults over the age of 18, 38 percent of the recorded lung injuries occurred in people under the age of 21, including 16 percent under the age of 18.