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Nebraska is near the lower end of the country in vaping rates

Posted at 12:30 PM, Sep 10, 2019

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Vaping has become a popular alternative to smoking. However, some possible recent vaping related illnesses have bought to light some of the dangers vaping can bring.

Here in Nebraska, the state is tied with New York for the ninth-lowest amount of vape users in the country at 3.8 percent, according to Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Indiana are the top three states in terms of vaping. Connecticut, Vermont, and California have the least amount of vape usage.

Vapers could face a 50 percent increase in health insurace rates if they are classified as tobacco users.

QuoteWizard reports that in 2018, 3.6 middle school and high school students reported e-cigarette usage. To see the full findings of the study, click here.