School vaping cultures: Acknowledging the impact of COVID-19

"Most students and parents recognize it as the small USB-shaped device that produces fruit-flavored smoke. Very few seem to grasp the long-term consequences of vaping habits. That being said, those consequences might already be here." The post School vaping cultures: Acknowledging the impact of COVID-19 appeared first on Counseling Today.
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