Local teens talk vaping

MAUMEE, Ohio (WTVG) - The Northwest Ohio American Heart Association held a panel discussion with high schoolers and board members on Wednesday at their office in Maumee to discuss the prevalence of vaping, especially in schools.

The teens recalled how they see classmates using e-cigarettes on a daily basis, in the school bathrooms and parking lots.

Vaping products were put on display next to everyday items, so parents could see how similar a JUUL looks to a flash drive, or how an e-cigarette pen is as small as a regular pen, or eyeliner.

Board members brainstormed on the next step to combat the epidemic.

Ideas included following in the footsteps of Michigan and New York, banning flavored e-cigarettes altogether, as well as raising funding for more vape detectors to be put in schools that want them.