Dear Globe readers,
With nearly 2,000 vaping-related hospitalizations in the last two months, vaping has become a hot button issue across the nation; Utah, in particular, is home to the highest number of vaping-related lung injuries per capita of any state, the majority of which are attributed to patients in the 20-29 age range.
To address this matter, over the next few weeks, The Globe’s senior staff will write and publish a three-part series on the regulatory, health and commercial concerns of Utah’s recent vaping developments. In conjunction with these weekly stories, we will join Nick Burns, the associate dean of the Division of Communication and Performing Arts at Salt Lake Community College, on KRCL 90.9 for an in-depth discussion on the topic.
In addition, we will dive into the myths and controversy around vaping by reporting what SLCC students, healthcare professionals and administrators, as well as local businesses owners have to say about the issue.
Editor in Chief, The Globe