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By Lauren Wilson - MD
Missoula, Mont. 

Protect kids - Support for I-185


September 27, 2018

As a pediatrician, I am alarmed by statistics that show that a rapidly rising number – now 30 percent – of Montana teenagers are using e-cigarettes or vaping. Without prompt action to reduce the appeal of these new tobacco products to teens, we’ll be raising the next generation of nicotine-addicted kids.

We know nicotine exposure in adolescence can harm the developing brain. As a society, we all pay the millions in health care costs associated with tobacco use.

Aerosols involved in e-cigarette use are harmful; they contain heavy metals and organic compounds already linked to lung di...

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