Teens are likely to use electronic cigarettes rather than smoke cigarettes thinking that vaping is a safer alternative. According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education,in 2015, almost 50% of Massachusetts high school students reported having used e-cigarettes at least once. Vaping continues to grow in popularity, even as more information about potential health risks comes to light. Many parents don’ know what to look for or what risks vaping poses to their kids. This evening Detective Hankins will display samples of popular electronic cigarettes, discuss why the habit is so appealing to kids and provide important information for parents.