BE chief concerned about 'vaping' – Faribault County Register

Vaping. It is the most commonly used tobacco product among youth according to the Minnesota Department of Health (MnDOH), and has become an emerging public health threat.

Blue Earth’s chief of police, Tom Fletcher, spoke of the dangerous misuse of e-cigarettes and vaporizers seen around the state of Minnesota and even here in Faribault County.

Fletcher says though vaporizers and e-cigarettes are legal in the state of Minnesota for the use of tobacco products, there has been a lot of misuse of this new type of inhalant.

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Vaporizers and e-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale (or “vape”) either aerosolized liquid or dry tobacco. According to the MnDOH, nearly all e-cigarettes contain nicotine.

Be that as it may, Fletcher says that some vaporizers can come with refillable canisters, allowing the user to put in practically any substance into the vaporizer and inhale it.

“You can vape anything you wanted to, which is the most dangerous part to this increasing trend,” says Fletcher. “We’ve seen many cases where marijuana is used in the vaporizers

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