Youth council warns against teen vape use in Worcester – Ocean City Today

By Brian Gilliland | Nov 16, 2017

(Nov. 17, 2017) As part of an annual report delivered to the Worcester County Commissioners earlier this month, the Worcester County Youth Council warned of a vaping problem within the ranks of school-age children.

“A lot of our stats come from the youth risk behavior study, where 43 percent of high school students said they used a vaping or e-cigarette device, while 27 percent said they’d used one in the last 30 days,” health department spokesman Travis Brown said. “Another area of concern is in middle school students, where 18 percent said they’d used a vaping device ever and 11.2 percent said they’d used one in the past 30 days.”

These numbers are well above state averages. Only 37.6 percent of Maryland’s high school students and 15.4 percent of middle school students reported having used a vaping device.

The suppliers, according to a local shop owner, are parents.

“It’s obvious the kids get them somehow — in my experience it’s been the parents buying,” Shelby Pryor, owner of Dawg House Vapor and

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