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Kansas educators face quick rise in vaping at schools


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas educators are rushing to find ways to respond to a sharp increase in the number of students using electronic cigarettes in the state's high schools.

The state Board of Education heard from educators on Tuesday that about a third of high school students tried vaping at least once in 2017 and one in 10 were current users of e-cigarettes, according to the 2017 Kansas Youth Risk Factors Survey.

They said the number of students vaping increased nationally by 80 percent between 2017 and 2018, The Kansas News Service reported.

"For me, it was pretty eye opening in term...

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