nbcnews.com: KIDS' HEALTH Vaping is hurting teenage athletes, dashing their future in sports


Image: Vaping's effect on teen athletes


By Erika Edwards

Addictions to electronic cigarettes are derailing the dreams of promising young athletes, leaving them struggling to breathe, keep up with their teammates and find motivation to practice.

Take Cade Beauparlant, 18, of Newburyport, Massachusetts.

Beauparlant first laced up hockey skates when he was just a few years old, and fell in love with the sport. "Hockey was my life," he told NBC News.

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