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Vaping Prevention

Youth Vaping Prevention: What Should You Know?



*Resource for teens

Help Your Teen Achieve Peak Athletic Performance by Making Healthy Choices

  • 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
  • Vaping causes shortness of breath 3 times more often than nonsmokers- nicotine narrows blood vessels and makes your heart work harder than it should
  • Nicotine increases your risk of developing osteoporosis- it reduces the blood supply to the bones and slows the production of bone-forming cells
  • Fractures take longer to heal due to the harmful effects of nicotine on bone-forming cells
  • Smokers are 1.5 times more likely to suffer overuse injuries
  • Nicotine signals the brain to eat less and can prevent the body from getting adequate nutrition
  • Ingredients in a vaping pod settle at the bottom of the lung impacting the total amount of oxygen your lungs can take in

*Adapted in part by: OrthoInfo, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; JAMA Pediatrics.

Additional Resources









Vaping and E-Cigarette Use Among Maine Youth
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Vaping and E-Cigarette Resources
Vaping and Youth Concerns PowerPoint Presentation
American Academy of Pediatrics Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems
American Academy of Pediatrics- Healthy Children
American Academy of Pediatrics & Healthy Children Facts for Parents About E-Cigarettes
American Academy of Pediatrics & Healthy Children Straight Talk About Smoking
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention E-Cigarettes & Young People: PublicHealthConcern
JAMA Pediatrics What Parents Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes
KidsHealth Kids and Smoking
National Institutes of Health-
SAMHSA Talk They Hear You: Vaping
Stanford Medicine- E-Cigarettes and Vape Pens
Truth Initiative- Inspiring Tobacco-Free Lives
U.S. Surgeon General- E-Cigarettes: Know The Risks