Many people tend to think that vaping is a healthy alternative for smoking, but is this really true?
According to the Center on Addiction, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device.
Data from the 2016 Sweetwater County Prevention Needs Assessment, showed that 37 out of 469 6th graders have used e-cigarettes at least once in their lifetime.
Jumping to 12th grade data, 48 out of 153 surveyed admitted to using e-cigarettes at least once in their lifetime.
Since E-Cigarettes have only been around since 2007, the amount of data on the dangers of E-Cigarettes is very minimum.
We know that the e-liquid used for vaping still contain toxic chemicals and are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The newest vaping device is called JUUL. Every JUUL product actually contains a high dose of nicotine, with one pod or flavor cartridge containing about the same amount of nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes.
E-cigarettes may seem harmless, especially to younger adults and children, but they are just as toxic as cigarettes. Contact us with questions or to learn more about cessation from tobacco and other products.