Police: Kansas elementary school kids using vape juice

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MARYSVILLE, Kan. (KAKE) -

Police in northern Kansas are warning parents about the dangers of nicotine after learning that elementary school students have using flavored vape juice containing nicotine. 

The Marysville Police Department said Thursday in a Facebook post that flavored vape juice, a vape pen and other items were taken from the local elementary school.

Police said fifth and sixth-graders were involved, but did not say how many. The post says students were also putting "flavored nicotine" in pens and dabbing them on their tongues at recess. 

"Parents, please have a discussion with your children about vaping and the harmful effects of nicotine," the post says.

Walmart, Kroger and Walgreens stores recently announced they will stop selling e-cigarettes and vaping products amid growing health and safety concerns.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating more than 1,000 cases of vaping-related lung injuries across the country. As of October 1, eighteen deaths have been linked to vaping with two of those deaths occurring in Kansas. 

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