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An apparent surge in vaping among Nebraska teenagers is prompting a new push from lawmakers to raise the state’s age limit on e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 and ban their use in bars, restaurants and workplaces.

School officials say the crackdown would help them fight the growing use of e-cigarettes among students, who can easily hide them. “It’s a problem for every school,” said Lisa Albers, a Grand Island Public Schools board member who is pushing for the bill. “Nobody really knew about this (until recently). It was flying under the radar.”