Vaping is ruining student athletes: ’It’s heartbreaking,’ Massachusetts parents, school officials say https://www.masslive.com/boston/201...ssachusetts-parents-school-officials-say.html Yea Sure, it was much better when I was in school and the kids were only smoking cigarettes. Then this: "Spear, who became an administrator in 2006, is part of a growing coalition of school officials and pediatricians who say they have been blindsided by the skyrocketing popularity of e-cigarette use among children. One of the biggest differences they say sets current teen smokers from those a generation or two earlier is that the products are increasingly enticing student athletes, threatening their health and hurting their chances at competing at higher levels. “It’s affected a much wider spectrum of kids. It used to be quite a daring thing to smoke a cigarette in a bathroom because you could smell it, so somebody knew that someone had been smoking,” Spear told MassLive. “With these, there’s no way that you can know.” They might as well just come out and say what they are trying to get at. This is as close to actually spelling out the real reason for the war on vaping that I've seen to date. The reason: More important, more privileged students are vaping and back in the day just the poor losers smoked. So NOW it's a problem because it's their kids instead of our kids. The classism of these people is on full display here.