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‘Puff pens’ are literally killing our generation

Dear Editor, 

I am tired of seeing teenagers my age with e- cigarettes. We should get rid of them due to the fact that teens are getting their hands on this and are driving our generation into a downward spiral. Almost half the time I walk into my school bathroom, I see some kid with a Juul or a vape pen smoking with their friends. Most of the consumers for flavored tobacco products are mainly teenagers and young adults. If this continues teenagers are going to build up nicotine addiction. According to the Truth Initiative, ¨15- to 17-year-olds are 16 times more likely to vape than 25- to 34-year-olds. These puff pens are literally killing our generation. It is time we change. A solution to this is getting rid of puff bars completely or changing the industry from advertising it to our youth. 

— Anthony Lepe