National Prevention Week: Vaping Prevention

Today’s National Prevention Week theme is Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping). Learn more about E-cigarette’s and vaping and how to start the conversation using our resource below!

Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes (PAVe)

Parents Against Vaping e-cigs (PAVe) is founded by moms as a response to the youth vaping epidemic. PAVe provides education for parents, teens, schools and educators. PAVe also advocates for legislative change.

Learn more by visiting their website below!
 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: 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.

American Lung Association: Vaping Conversation Guide

You can play a significant role in protecting your child from the dangers of vaping and nicotine dependence. Maintain an open line of communication with your kid, and use the tips and suggestions in the American Lung Association’s Vaping Conversation Guide as a framework for having a productive conversation. The guide contains tips for:

  • Before You Talk
  • While You’re Talking
  • After You Talk

Click here to access the guide.

 

 

 

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

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 & Cannabis Trends Among Young Adults (19-22)

  • Past month nicotine vaping rose dramatically over 3 years
  • Past month cannabis vaping increased among non-college young adults in 2019
  • Past year cannabis remained at historic highs
  • Daily cannabis use was more common among non-college young adults in 2019

View the infographic here.

 

 

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip: The lungs are designed for breathing in oxygen, not substances delivered by a vaping device.

Lung damage occurs because the substance remains at the bottom of the lung. This impacts the total amount of oxygen your lungs can access, therefore impacting your athletic performance.

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month: Teen Vaping Data

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. Learn more about youth vaping trends and why they say they choose to use. Data is from the The National Institute on Drug Abuse – NIDA.

Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: 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.