Some Public Health Experts Worry Vaping Bans Will Spur Return to Cigarette Smoking

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Some public health experts are expressing concern that vaping bans and restricted access to e-cigarette products will spur a return to cigarette smoking, The Wall Street Journal reports.

News about lung-related illnesses related to vaping is causing some teens and adults to switch back to cigarettes, according to Jonathan Avery, Director of Addiction Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine. “I’ve seen both kids and adults go back to smoking cigarettes in light of the news,” he said. “You hope it motivates them to not use at all, but you worry that they’ll do more risky behaviors as a consequence of restricted access.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that e-cigarette products should never be used by youths, young adults, or women who are pregnant. “Adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not start using e-cigarette, or vaping, products. There is no safe tobacco product. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, carry a risk,” the CDC says on its website.

How to Talk With Your Kids About Vaping [GUIDE]

Vaping’s popularity exploded seemingly overnight, and it took many parents and families by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling as it is often referred to by teens and young adults (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol produced by using a vape device.

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

    October 31, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Yep, they are absolutely right. Prohibition is not the answer.

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