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WCPO: Health officials still concerned over vape use among teens

UC expert says teen vape use, marijuana use could be connected

The outbreak of lung problems from vaping shrank to a 10-month low in the U.S. this spring. Discovering its cause helped, but some Tristate researchers still see a public health issue among teens.

University of Cincinnati Addiction Sciences expert and assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatiry and Behavioral Neuroscience LaTrice Montgomery conducts research focused on marijuana and tobacco co-use. She says THC plays no small role in this.

"It's really impossible to study vaping without looking at marijuana use," she says. "Typically, this discussion started with vaping nicotine. But what we know is people, especially young people, are modifying these products."

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