RED BLUFF, Calif. - The vaping epidemic continues to grow. In Tehama County, people are taking action.
Tehama County held its first Tehama County Vaping Community Education Forum on Wednesday.
The primary goal is to make the community aware of the dangers of vaping.
One highlight of the event was calling attention to new products. Health officials fear products such as vaping sweatshirts and even watches, glamorizes vaping.
People in Red Bluff say, there needs to be more one.
“I just think they need to come down on them real hard,” said Red Bluff resident Juanita Wilkinson. “The schools need to do something beyond high alert because they're doing it at school and on the way home.”
The FDA says in 2019, 27% of high schoolers and over 10% of middle school students used vaping products.
Health officials with Tehama County Health Services said they’ve seen a growth in the number of teens using vaping products.