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Why Vaping Lung-Related Injuries Are On The Rise

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Vaping lung-related injuries have been increasing at a rapid rate. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Vaping lung-related injuries are on the rise, and there are still many unanswered questions as to why.

This week on Florida Matters, we take a closer look as to why this is a newfound health concern.  

Host Robin Sussingham has an in-depth conversation with our guests as we learn about the injuries associated with vaping, such as popcorn lung -- which is irreversable tissue damage -- and noticeable DNA changes to the mouth.

We also hear about a bill presented to the Florida Legislature restricting the sales of any vape product to those 21 and older.

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Our Guests include:

Rep. Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa

Kevin Sneed, PharmD,  Dean and Professor, USF Health Taneja College of Pharmacy 

Listen to the show on WUSF 89.7 Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 a.m.  It's also on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9 on Mondays at 10 p.m.


Christy Oshana is the Producer for Florida Matters, WUSF Public Media’s public affairs show.
Robin is Senior Editor at WUSF, spearheading the station's podcasting initiatives and helping to guide the vision for special reporting projects and creative storytelling. She created The Zest, the station's podcast that's all about food, which she continues to host and serve as senior producer.