Many Teens Say Peers’ Vaping Led Them to Try E-Cigarettes

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Almost 40 percent of teens who use e-cigarettes say seeing their peers use the devices led them to try vaping themselves, a new government report finds.

Teens who try e-cigarettes are often tempted by the flavors of vaping liquids, and some believe e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, HealthDay reports. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used form of tobacco among middle school and high school students, according to the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In 2016, a report by the U.S. Surgeon General called for reducing e-cigarette use among young people. The report said young people are more vulnerable than adults to the negative consequences of nicotine exposure. “These effects include addiction, priming for use of other addictive substances, reduced impulse control, deficits in attention and cognition, and mood disorders,” the report stated.

The Teen Vaping Trend – What Parents Need to Know

With the recent Monitoring the Future Study release indicating that nearly one in three 12th graders reported using a vaping device in the past year, it’s imperative that parents are informed of the potential dangers that can result from vaping.

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CSCC

    February 22, 2018 at 7:31 PM

    “some believe e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes”? Maybe because it is true…the science says they are 95-99% safer. Of course we don’t want kids vaping, but misleading their parents with junk-science articles like this one is not the way to help….

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