Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: Nicotine in one vaping pod is equivalent to the nicotine in one pack of cigarettes


Vaping marijuana or nicotine can cause respiratory problems and decrease aerobic capacity- it reduces athletic ability by interfering with lung function. It also causes shortness of breath 3 times more often than nonsmokers- nicotine narrows blood vessels and makes your heart work harder than it should.

This helpful article from Child Mind Institute includes how adults can talk to teens about the harmful effects of vaping

Teen Vaping: What You Need to Know

 

Adult Educational Video on Vaping

Parents Get Educated Video- Juuling and Vaping- Part 1

At Healthy Lincoln County in Damariscotta we have been working to provide parents with more resources on vaping. Over the past year vaping has taken over middle and high schools across the nation. In this short video, parents can learn about the most popular vaping device, JUUL. Know how it works, what to look for, and how you can prevent your child from getting hooked. #KnowledgeIsPower

Posted by Healthy Lincoln County on Monday, January 14, 2019

What Parents Should Know About Vaping Products

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse has created a chart indicating different vaping products with nicknames, distinguishing characteristics along with photos. To view the article and images please click here.