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.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Nicotine is addictive – 3 out of 4 teens who start using in high school will continue to use as adults

Vaping nicotine rewires the brain, which can impact your concentration, learning and impulse control. It reduces athletic ability to focus completely, slowing your reaction time. Nicotine also interferes with lung function – narrowing blood vessels and making 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


E-Cigarette and Vaping Facts

Check out Casco Bay CAN’s Vaping Prevention resource page, here!

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

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.

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

How to Help Teens Quit Vaping

Did you find vaping pods from your teen or their friend? Now what? Click on the image below to learn more about what you can do to learn if they are addicted and what you can do to help.

Vaping: Expert Panel Presentation

Thank you to our Coalition member, Jill Frame, from Yarmouth High School for participating in this MaineHealth Vaping Prevention panel. She was joined by experts, Tina Pettengill (moderator) from MaineHealth, Kristen McAuley, Center for Tobacco Independence and Nikki Jarvais of Rinck Advertising. View their presentation below which highlights: What your teens likely already know about vaping and what young Mainers are telling our panelists about how they are using these products. You will also see some of the most common devices, receive tips from a local high school substance abuse counselor on how to talk to teens about vaping and get the latest information on Maine law regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and usage among Maine teens. Get your questions answered so you can be better prepared to talk to the teens in your life.