Study finds jump in teen vaping in South Bay, experts blame flavored products

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- There's more evidence that a growing number of high school students are trying vaping and e-cigarettes in the South Bay.

A newly-released survey found nearly one-third of Santa Clara County high school students have tried vaping. Our media partner, The Mercury News, also reports about 13 percent of students use e-cigarettes.

The latest numbers show a huge jump from four years ago.

In 2015, 19 percent of teens had tried vaping while six percent smoked e-cigarettes regularly.

Public health experts blame flavored products for the surge.
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