Vaping and E-Cigarettes
Most vaping/e-cigarettes products contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can be very harmful to brain development, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Recent studies have found that 99% of e-cigarettes sold in the United States (at appropriate vendors) contain nicotine, says the CDC. "Some e-cigarette labels do not disclose that they contain nicotine, and some e-cigarettes marketed as containing 0% nicotine have been found to contain nicotine."
LPSD held a recent Vaping Information Night about the facts and health risks associated with vaping and how to start a conversation with youth. The presentation was created by Jenny Best, MS, from El Paso County Public Health and Grace Houser, MD, of Children's Hospital Colorado. Please click below to view the presentation.
Start the Conversation: How to Talk to Young People about Vaping
Vaping Facts and Resources:
Quick Facts on the Risks of E-Cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
10 Surprising Facts about E-Cigarettes
E-Cigarettes: Facts, stats and regulations
Facts for Parents about E-Cigarettes & Vaping
E-Cigarettes, "Vapes" and JUULs: What teens should know