CARROLLTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – New numbers from the CDC show vaping is causing sickness in a growing number of people. ​

Now, Carrollton Farmers Branch​ I-S-D is joining a growing number of North Texas school districts trying to help parents talk to their kids about the dangers.

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Some parents told CBS 11 they’ve experienced the dangers of vaping first hand with their kids. ​

Thursday night they showed up to learn how to better address it, knowing they play a key role in prevention.​

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“As a parent you never know what your ​child says to you and what they do in the back of your back,”​ said Valerie Evans whose two children had tried vaping. ​”My children have experimented with it and ​that’s the sad part.. but you kind of just hope they’re ​not getting in that loop where they’re using it all the time.” ​

Evans attended an informational meeting on​ how to handle what can be a difficult, uncomfortable discussion. ​

“It’s very informative to let parents ​know the depth to which this goes, how prevalent ​it can be and is in society today,” said Dawn Parnell with CFBISD.​

​New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal 2,172 lung ​injury cases linked to e-cigarette or vape products.​

In Detroit, surgeons recently preformed a​ double lung transplant on a 17-year-old whose lungs were irreparably damaged, doctors believe due to vaping. ​

“It makes me scared being a parent,” said Emily Crawford. “But ​I think it’s better to be preventative and talk about it now.”​

Vaping (CBS 11)

A spokesperson for the district says ​students with questions and concerns on vaping​ can go to counselors at any time.

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They have been well-trained on the subject.

Erin Jones