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Youth And E-Cigarettes In Indiana: A Panel Conversation

A panel of experts will discuss youth e-cigarette use.
Robin Tate Rockel/Side Effects Public Media
A panel of experts will discuss youth e-cigarette use.

Cigarette smoking has declined among middle and high school students for years. But now, e-cigarette sales are rising, with young people using them at epidemic rates. Public health officials are concerned about the impact – including exposure to addictive nicotine.

In April 2019, Side Effects held listening sessions in Kokomo and Terre Haute to hear comments and questions about teen vaping from residents around Indiana. On June 4, reporter Araceli Gomez-Aldana led a panel discussion on the topic featuring Dr. Leslie Hulvershorn of the Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital at IU Health; Dr. Dana Stewart, a pediatrician at Meadows Medical Center; and Olivia Teague, a student at Indiana State University.

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Lauren a reporter and editor based at WFYI in Indianapolis. She maintains Side Effects' website, social media accounts (which you can follow on Facebook and Twitter) and newsletter (which you should sign up to get weekly). Lauren graduated from Towson University and moved to Indiana in 2012, where she began her career as a newspaper reporter. She reported on health and social services for the Bloomington Herald-Times. Her work has been recognized by the Indiana chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and Associated Press Media Editors, as well as the Hoosier State Press Association.