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The risks of another epidemic: Teenage vaping

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E-cigarette use falls sharply among teenagers, C.D.C. finds

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These teens want to solve plastic pollution through gene-editing

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The teenagers at the end of the world

Young climate activists like Jamie Margolin are building a movement while growing up — planning mass protests from childhood bedrooms and during school.
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‘Straight-up fire’ in his veins: Teen battles new coronavirus syndrome

Jack McMorrow, 14, awoke in agony, with heart failure. His case may help doctors understand a frightening new affliction in children linked to the coronavirus.
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Vaping among Canadian teens doubles in 2 years, new research shows

Experts say it shows no signs of slowing down unless stricter regulations are put in place immediately.

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Smokers and vapers may be at greater risk for Covid-19

Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed.
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Greta Thunberg wasn't the first to demand climate action. Meet more young activists

In what they see as a battle for their future, youths are taking action and demanding their elders do more to protect the planet.
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Vape shops face a choice: Close or rebrand?

Hundreds of stores are stocked almost entirely with flavored nicotine products that will soon be illegal to sell in New Jersey.
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Juul bought ads appearing on Cartoon Network and other youth sites, suit claims

The case, brought by Massachusetts after a lengthy investigation, presents some of the strongest evidence the vaping company was marketing to teenagers.
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Teens find a big loophole in the new flavored vaping ban

The policy allows mint, dessert and fruit flavors to continue to be sold in disposable e-cigarettes, prompting many teens to switch from Juul to those devices.
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Teen marijuana vaping soars, displacing other habits

Drinking, cigarette smoking and the use of hard drugs all declined, according to a new federal survey of high school and middle school students.
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Mountain air: Youth help identify causes of Ohio Valley's high lung disease rates

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