Tip: Vaping isn’t considered safe for teens because their brain is still developing and can expose them 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.
Vaping. Maybe you’ve seen young kids doing it — and maybe you wished you had more definitive information about the ways in which it’s a health risk. There’s a lot of misinformation out there, and Natural High is here to cut through the clutter.
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.
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
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.