"Nicotine is Brain Poison" (source: Tobacco Free California OCT 2019)
Flavors mask the harsh taste of tobacco which makes it easier for kids to smoke — and most kids don’t know that flavored e-cigarettes are high in nicotine.
The tobacco industry is hooking the next generation of addicts, and flavors are a big way in. Four out of five kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product.
Those numbers suggest that most underaged users might never have tried vaping if tobacco tasted like tobacco. From Juul’s popular mango to thousands of options available for Suorin and other open systems, flavors hook kids on a drug known to be as addictive as heroin.
The rise in teen vaping is finally news. But we need to know more about kids’ consumption of nicotine, such as how high the doses, and how great the risks.
Modern devices can have up to 6x the nicotine concentration of first generation e-cigs, putting kids at risk of not only a nicotine addiction, but substance addiction of all kinds.
Nicotine is one of the most toxic of all poisons. It can rewire the brain, particularly vulnerable in the developing years, from adolescence to mid-twenties. In what ways?
Nicotine changes the teen brain and affects attention, learning, and memory. It can worsen stressors already challenging in adolescence:
FDA strengthens warning to public to stop using THC-containing vaping products and any vaping products obtained off the street.
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For more information on the risks of vaping, read “Vaping Related Lung Illness: A Summary of the Public Health Risks and Recommendations for the Public (Source: Tobacco Free California)”
CDC - general information about e-cigarettes (check this link often for recent updates)
Surgeon General Advisory KNOW THE FACTS