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Old 08-24-2019, 07:16 AM
KidCharlemagne is offline
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I'm not terribly schooled on the issue but, anecdotally, every damn kid I know vapes and they all think it's safe. According to FDA, overall tobacco use has increased among teens significantly:

E-Cigarette use surge led to uptick in overall tobacco use. The significant rise in e-cigarette use among both student populations has resulted in overall tobacco product use increases of 38 percent among high school students and 29 percent among middle school students between 2017 and 2018, negating declines seen in the previous few years.

This is a cause for concern because tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States and because nearly all tobacco products contain nicotine. As adolescent brains are still developing, nicotine exposure during youth and young adulthood can change the way the brain works, leading to a lifetime of addiction and, in some cases, causing long-lasting effects such as increased impulsivity and mood disorders.5 Studies also find teens who use e-cigarettes have an increased risk of trying combustible cigarettes.