• Kids as young as 11 are vaping, officials say

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    ATLANTA - Thousands of metro Atlanta students head back to school over the next few weeks, but state officials are warning about an increase in teens vaping.

    A recent study said 3 million teenagers in the U.S. are ingesting nicotine through a vaporizer.

    Local doctors said e-cigarettes are about the size of a USB thumb drive so parents and teachers don't even notice them.

    “This is why teenagers like them because they’re very easy to conceal. So, a lot of times their child’s jump drive may be what they’re using to vape with,” said Lauren Middlebrooks, MD, an Emergency Department physician at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 


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    The Georgia Poison Center said it takes hundreds of calls, about children vaping, some, as young as 11 years old.

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