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E-cigarettes: Understand the Health Risks

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Nicotine is an addictive substance that makes e-cigarette use harmful to anyone, but especially adolescents and young adults whose brains still are developing. Nicotine can disrupt brain development; create permanent changes in the brain; adversely impact learning, memory, attention, impulse control, mood and respiratory health; and make the young person more susceptible to nicotine addiction.

Infographic displaying the data of U.S, Middle and High School students that have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days

A typical e-cig pod or cartridge contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 cigarettes, making it extremely dangerous around a curious young child. Talk to your children about e-cigarettes today.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has a parent tip sheet to help you. 

Photo courtesy of www.cdc.gov.