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Spectrum Health is committed to education and outreach on the vaping crisis in our communities. In the videos below, providers and professionals sit down with teens to educate them on the effects of vaping and learn how vaping affects their lives and the lives of those around them.

 

Libby Stern, Spectrum Health's nationally certified tobacco treatment specialist, talks with high school students about the popularity of vaping.

 

Dr. Shelley Schmidt, Spectrum Health pulmonologist, explains to middle and high school students how vaping may damage the lungs and seeks their advice on ways to help those who are struggling to quit.

 

Dr. Lisa Lowery, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital pediatrician, speaks with a high school student about the addictive chemicals in vape juice.

 

Dr. Lisa Lowery, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital pediatrician, talks with a teen about the marketing of vaping products and the unknown health risks from long-term use.

 

During a visit to the Bodies Revealed exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, Dr. Shelley Schmidt explains how the lungs work and how vaping can hinder lung function.