By ANA B. IBARRA – Kaiser Health News

By ANA B. IBARRA – Kaiser Health News

By now, many parents know kids are vaping sweet-smelling tobacco – often using devices that look deceptively like pens or flash drives. And most parents are hip to the prevalence of underage marijuana use.

Now comes a combo of the two: vaping pot. Experts and educators say young people are – once again – one step ahead of the adults in their lives, experimenting with this new and more heady way to consume weed.

“It’s only a matter of time” before adolescents are vaping nicotine and pot in equal measure, said Mila Vascones-Gatski, a substance abuse counselor at Arlington Public Schools in Virginia. “Anything in liquid form can go into a vape, and that’s scary.”

Surveys provide a snapshot of the problem.

Among California high school students who have used an electronic smoking device, 27 percent said they used it with some form of cannabis, according to

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