Vaping: The rapid rise in use of e-cigarettes

Apr 20, 2018


Vaping—the common name for use of an e-cigarette or similar device—is widespread in Maine. High school students in particular are vaping at increasing rates across the state. What are the health effects of vaping, and what misconceptions do people have about the potential harms? 


  • Lance Boucher, Director of Policy for the American Lung Association in Maine
  • Claudine Emerson, clinical social worker at Gorham High School 
  • Dr. Colby Wyatt, pediatric pulmonologist at Maine Medical Center