Vaping’s popularity is on the rise, but so are the number of deaths related to it. Marshall County school and health officials have joined a nationwide effort to raise the alarm that vaping is part of a health crisis, particularly for youths.

Vaping is the inhalation and exhalation of a vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or other device that can mimic the look of a cigarette, such as USB drives, pens or stylus, lighters, batteries and other ordinary, commonplace items. The vaporizers are electronic devices that heat a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs.