Tip of the Week: Vaping isn’t considered safe for teens because your brain is still developing and can expose you to toxic substances and nicotine.
Exposure to nicotine and toxic substances in vaping devices can cause your breathing to become rapid and shallow, as well as increase heart rate and blood pressure. The vapor can contain volatile organic compounds, flavoring such as diacetyl which is a chemical linked to a serious lung disease and heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead. Nicotine use can also rewire the brain, which can impact your concentration, learning and impulse control.
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Thank you to Scott Gagnon, MPP, PS-C, from AdCare Educational Institute of Maine for providing Casco Bay CAN Coalition members an informative presentation on, “Marijuana Legalization Implementation, Medical Marijuana Reforms and Implication for Prevention ”