GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Health advocates are warning parents, educators and caregivers about a surge of vaping and e-cigarette use among kids. 

The Kent County Health Department and Talk Sooner, along with Lakeshore Regional Entity and in partnership with Maranda, hosted “The Truth About Youth Vaping – A Community Conversation” at the Kent County Health Department building in Grand Rapids on Thursday. It also streamed live on and a replay is available above.

Students across the country are vaping in record numbers, with some exposed to vaping as early as 2nd or 3rd grade. Some reports indicate that e-cigarettes can contain as much nicotine as a pack of 20 cigarettes, putting kids at risk of rapid addiction.