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4 Your Health: Secondhand vapors and the cost of gunshot violence.

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Tucson- A new Stanford University study reveals the price tag for treating gunshot wounds topped six billion dollars over a nine-year period.

Researchers say that figure is actually higher because it only includes the costs from when gunshot victims were first hospitalized. But that does not include costs of ER visits patients who die before being admitted to the hospital, or those who had to be re-admitted.

Secondhand vapors harmful to teens

One in four middle and high school students said they have been exposed to secondhand vapor from E-cigarettes. 

That is the equivalent of nearly six and a half million young people most who are not E-cigarette users themselves.

Researchers with the Centers For Disease Control said smoke-free laws that include E-cigarettes are needed to protect children and adults from harmful fumes.
 

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