Vaping and Juuling
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there was a tripling in e-cigarette use from 4.5% of middle and high-schoolers in 2013 to 13.4% in 2014. E-cigarette sales have increased from $195,000,000 in 2011 to $2,875,000,000 in 2015. These numbers have continued to rise in the past few years. This is Big Tobacco’s way to create a new generation that is addicted to nicotine. Don’t fall for their tricks!
Dangers of e-cigarettes
Dr. Kalady, assistant professor of pediatrics and medical director of complex care at the Cleveland Clinic, explains that the metal microparticles that are released by the e-cigarette’s heating coils can put kids at risk for reactive air way disease, ASTHMA, and even emphysema.
See through the vapor!!
Vaping and juuling are the cool new fad, but these solutions contain compounds that may become toxic or even carcinogenic when vaporized.
The developing brain is much more susceptible to addiction, and nicotine in vaping solutions is highly addictive.
Be on the lookout for more educational events coming soon from the Illinois Heart & Lung Foundation!