Local business on the list for state investigation into vaping

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - As the number of vaping-related illnesses increase across the country, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced an investigation into numerous vaping companies doing business in Florida.

Dr. Vape It, a business based in Panama City Beach, is one of the companies being investigated. The investigation will focus on "the marketing practices and online sales strategies of these companies to see if they have intentionally targeted minors."

According to the Florida Department of Health, one in four Florida high school students admit to using e-cigarettes. While tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, are illegal to sell to minors, teen vaping has increased dramatically over the last few years.

The link to the list of companies being investigated is attached.

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