Youth Vaping Prevention

Youth Vaping Prevention

The term vaping is used when referring to the use of an e-cigarette to attempt to make it sound less harmful than it is. However, the truth is that vaping is just as bad for you as smoking cigarettes.

The components of an e-cigarette include:
  • Battery
  • Heater/atomizer
  • Cartridge/tank
  • Microprocessor

These parts of the device work together to heat and vaporize the e-liquid, allowing the vapor to be drawn into the body the same way regular cigarettes are.

It is important to note that when talking about the vapor in an e-cigarette, many people believe this to be water vapor. An example would be boiled water from a pot or tea kettle encouraging the idea that vaping is harmless. However, this is not the case. There is no water being used in an e-cigarette at all. Aerosolized vapor is what is being inhaled when someone vapes. This aerosolized vapor contains no water, but does contain toxic chemicals.

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About 2 in 5 U.S youth use e-cigarettes frequently and 1 in 4 U.S youth use e-cigarettes daily. As e-cigarettes become more popular among our youth, it has become an ongoing concern not only around the country, but within our own community. Vaping can cause a variety of health issues even just after short-term use. Look at the ingredients inside of an e-cigarette to see how vaping can cause serious health issues.

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Health Effects

All of the ingredients that are in e-cigarettes are things that you would never willingly consume. Things like antifreeze, paint solvent, formaldehyde which is used to help preserve dead bodies, and many other harmful chemicals. By vaping, you are consuming all of these things which can cause serious health issues like popcorn lung, cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and so much more. Below are just some of the symptoms caused by vaping.

Health Effects Caused by Vaping

Myth VS Fact

Using E-cigarettes can cause irreversible damage to young developing brains. Our brains aren’t fully developed until around age 25. By vaping, we aren't allowing our brains to develop in a healthy way.

Vaping in general can cause issues with:
  • Nicotine
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression

Vaping can also make it harder to focus or even remember things. Many kids are willing to try vaping because they do not know the truth about e-cigarettes and the harm it can cause. Here are a few misconceptions:

Vaping myth vs fact

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