The use of e-cigarettes is associated with an increased risk of nicotine addiction and tobacco use in youth. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that can harm brain development in children and adolescents, which can lead to problems with attention, learning, and impulse control.
In addition to the risks associated with nicotine, vaping can also expose children to other harmful substances, such as diacetyl, which is a chemical that has been linked to a serious lung disease called "popcorn lung." Vaping can also increase the risk of respiratory problems and infections, as the vapor inhaled from e-cigarettes can irritate the airways and weaken the immune system.
There is also concern that the use of e-cigarettes may serve as a gateway to using other drugs like THC, synthetic marijhuana and meth, now present in the latest generation of vape pen liquids for ingestion. These synthetic vape products, can have even more serious negative affects on childrens health.
We are committed to breaking the cycle of nicotine addiction gripping students, staff and the wider community. We look forward to hearing from you.