22% of Fresno County high school students say they've tried vaping, survey says

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021
President Donald Trump says the federal government will soon announce a new strategy to tackle underage vaping.

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The California Student Tobacco Survey reveals almost a quarter of Fresno County 10th and 12th graders have tried vaping.

The data was tracked from September 2019 to March 2020

Of the 22% of students that said they've tried vaping, 6% say they are vaping currently.

It also found more than 33% of high school students live within walking distance of a store selling vapes.

Meanwhile, 50% live within walking distance of stores that sell cigarettes.

Fresno County Health Officials say the risk of developing lung problems from e-cigarettes or vaping is heightened because of the pandemic.