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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The FDA is considering drugs to help kids quit vaping. The agency held a public hearing Friday to address the vaping epidemic.

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According to the FDA, vaping has increased 80 percent among high schoolers and 50 percent among middle schoolers.

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Experts worry that it could put kids’ developing brains at risk and get them hooked on nicotine early in life.

Medical organizations and vaping groups also testified at today’s hearing.

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They say there is an urgent need for research on ways to treat kids who are addicted to nicotine.