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This year’s National Drug Take Back Day includes vaping products

Posted at 6:38 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 07:53:32-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — This Saturday is National Drug Take Back Day and this year, the Drug Enforcement Agency is accepting vaping products.

Vaping-related illnesses are a growing problem in Tennessee. There's now a federal effort to help fight the growing problem.

The DEA says, along with prescription drugs, you can drop off vapes and vaping cartridges at drug take back locations across Middle Tennessee.

Nearly every county in our area is participating. For example, on Wednesday, Rutherford County started getting the word out.

The state health department says there have been nearly 53 cases of vaping-related illnesses in our state this year. Last week,Tennessee had its first vaping-related death in Nashville.

If you want to drop off your vape pen, the batteries have to be removed. Click here to find a drug take back center nearest you.