East Tennessee schools release numbers on vaping incidents

Published: Sep. 26, 2019 at 9:45 PM EDT
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As cases of vaping-related illnesses rise in Tennessee, concerns about teens and children using the products rise, as well.

WVLT News reached out to multiple schools in East Tennessee to see what they have to say about students vaping.

Many schools returned numbers on students caught vaping or with vape-related materials on campus.

Vaping by the numbers


Anderson County

High school: 9

Middle school: 4

Blount County

High school: 68

Middle school: 4

Campbell County

High school: 22

Middle school: 2

Elementary: 2

Claiborne County

High school: 16

Cocke County

High school: 17

Cumberland County

High school: 67

K-8: 7

Fentress County

High school: 2

Grainger County

High school: 9

Middle school: 6

Elementary school: 1


High school: 2

Middle school: 1

Jefferson County

High school: 26

Middle school: 9

Knox County

62 total in schools

Loudon County

High school: 5

Middle school: 1

McMinn County

High school: 18

Monroe County

High school: 31

Middle school: 7

Oak Ridge

High school: 23

Middle school: 11

Sevier County

High school: 51

Middle school: 4

Union County

High school: 10

Scott County said they had no instances of vaping, while Alcoa, Hamblen County, and Hawkins County, have not returned numbers.

As of September 26,


Patients have shown symptoms including cough, shortness of breath and chest pain. Other symptoms may include fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Most cases are seen among adolescents and young adults.

On September 25, Monroe County school officials

for a vaping-related illness. The student's aunt told WVLT News that the student was in stable condition and would return home soon.

Juul, the nation's largest e-cigarette maker, has announced it will


To keep track of the number of vaping-related illnesses reported in Tennessee, click


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