Why Is Nicotine Unsafe for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults?
Nicotine can harm the developing adolescent brain. The brain keeps developing until about age 25.
Using nicotine in adolescence can harm the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control.
Each time a new memory is created or new skill is learned, stronger connections – synapses – are built between brain cells. Young people’s brains build synapses faster than adult brains. Nicotine alters the way these synapses are formed.
Other Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults
Scientists are still learning about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes.
Some of the ingredients in e-cigarette aerosol could also be harmful to the lungs in the long-term.
E-cigarettes also can be used to deliver other drugs, including marijuana; in 2016, approximately one-third of U.S. middle and high school students who have ever used an e-cigarette reported using marijuana in the device.
Approximately two-thirds of JUUL users aged 15 – 24 do not know that JUUL always contains nicotine.
According to the manufacturer, a single JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.2
Scientists are still learning about the short-term and long-term health effects of HTPs (Heated Tobacco Products)
A study from the University of North Carolina found that the two primary ingredients found in e-cigarettes—propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin—are toxic to cells and that the more ingredients in an e-liquid, the greater the toxicity.
E-cigarettes produce a number of dangerous chemicals including acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde. These aldehydes can cause lung disease, as well as cardiovascular (heart) disease.
The effects of vaping oils
Presently 11 deaths with more being investigated
500+ illnesses with rates escalating quite quickly