UH Cancer Center receives $2.8M grant for vaping intervention among rural youth

  • University of Hawaii Cancer Center researcher Scott Okamoto recently was awarded a $2.8 million grant to develop and implement a middle school prevention program targeting e-cigarette use among Big Island youths. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

E-cigarette use among keiki is a growing epidemic. A 2019 report from the state Department of Health found one in three Hawaii teens vape on a regular basis, one of the highest youth vape rates in the nation.