E-CIGARETTE DATA

FLAVORS
  • 4 out of 5 youth who have used tobacco started with a flavored product

  • Fruity flavors like cherry, watermelon, chocolate, etc. appeal to kids and teens

  • 82% report flavoring as a leading reason for e-cigarette initiation

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NICOTINE POISONING
  • As e-cigarettes sweep the U.S. market, nicotine poisoning is becoming more frequent. According to the Poison Control Center, as of June 30, 2019 poison control centers have managed 2,091 exposure cases about e-cigarette devices and liquid nicotine.  

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YOUTH
  • In 2018, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes

    • 4.9% Middle School​

    • 20.8% High School

  • 30.7 % of teen e-cigarette users started smoking within 6 months (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs). ​

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AEROSOL
  • "Aerosol" is the smoke released from e-cigarettes. It contains harmful chemicals, nicotine, and ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep in the lungs

  • Can cause respiratory distress and disease in young children (e.g. asthma)

E-CIGARETTES & YOUNG PEOPLE

The surge in e-cigarette usage poses a significant health risk to young people. Users are becoming more susceptible to addiction, long term harm to brain development, and respiratory health. The combination of e-cigarette and other tobacco products puts the body at extreme risk for further complications. 

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RISKS
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  • Brain 

    • nicotine addiction, mood disorders, and permanent damage to impulse control​

  • Addiction

    • being addicted to nicotine can prime the adolescent brain for addiction to other drugs like cocaine​

  • Behavior

    • link between the use of e-cigarettes and alcohol use and other substances like marijuana​

  • Use of Two or More Tobacco Products

    • youth who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try combustible cigarettes in the future than non-smoking youth​

  • Aerosol 

    • contains harmful chemicals, including nicotine​

    • flavorings such as Diacetyl is a chemical linked to a serious lung disease

    • possible to cause asthma