February 19, 2020

Students Vaping In Class? Insight From The Classroom And Policy Expert

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Carmel High School student Isabel Jensen (left) and American Heart Association Indiana Government Relations Director, Danielle Patterson (right). - Taylor Bennett/WFYI

Carmel High School student Isabel Jensen (left) and American Heart Association Indiana Government Relations Director, Danielle Patterson (right).

Taylor Bennett/WFYI

The 2018 Indiana Youth Tobacco Survey found nearly 20 percent of high school students and more than 5 percent of middle school students had vaped, and the American Heart Association says that number shot up in the last two years. This morning we bring you interviews with people fighting this trend, to learn more about the appeal for teens and where they get the devices.

In the first interview, WFYI’s Taylor Bennett speaks with advocate against vaping -- Carmel High School student Isabel Jensen, who starts with the places teens vape at school. In the second interview Bennett speaks with the American Heart Association’s Indiana Government Relations Director, Danielle Patterson, about their work to fight the trend.

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