The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is holding an event to discuss the dangers of youth vaping on March 31.
The event, part of a series of educational talks organized by the Burnet County 4-H Council, is free. It will run 6-8 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office in Burnet County at 607 N. Vanderveer St., Suite 100.
“We will have a pulmonologist who will speak about what vaping does to the lungs and the sudden rise in hospital cases,” said London Jones, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent, Burnet County. “We will also have people with law enforcement talking about the legal side of vaping and THC infused pods, and a rehabilitation specialist talking on how addiction works and how to get help.”
Health officials say electronic cigarette, or vaping, use has been on the rise among youth and can be extremely dangerous.
The Texas Department of State Health Services, DSHS, has identified youth vaping as an epidemic in Texas. DSHS has identified 241 cases of severe lung disease in Texans who reported vaping before developing symptoms, including four deaths.
For additional information or questions, contact Jones at 512-765-5463.