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E-cigarette, Vape Companies Giving Scholarships to College Students

June 08, 2018 - 2:04 pm

(KNX1070) - Scholarships are now being offered to college students by e-cigarette and vaporizer sellers.

The owner of a vaping review site says he offered scholarships. He admits it was a marketing tool,   but also says many in the industry are former smokers and want to help teens avoid tobacco. The head of the American Vaping Association compared the scholarships with scholarship programs offered by alcohol makers.

Erika Sward with the American Lung Association tells KNX  she's not buying that at all:

Scholarships from some of these vaping companies appeared on Cal State University in Long Beach's financial aid webpage. But Jeff Bliss with the university tells KNX they were removed: