A Danger Bigger Than You Think
At first it seems like harmless fun. Safer than smoking? Everybody’s doing it. But the nicotine in vape sneaks up on you. Here are the alarming facts. Share them when you talk to your kids about vaping or JUULing.
1. Nicotine is highly addictive & dangerous: teens can get addicted more easily than adults. Nicotine causes irreversible brain damage in kids under 25, and can cause mood disorders, issues with impulse control, attention, and learning.
2. Nicotine overload: teens may not realize the level of nicotine they are inhaling. 1 JUUL pod equals 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine! That’s a whole pack of cigarettes!
3. Hypertension: the nicotine in vape increases blood pressure and heart rate (think racing heart). That means higher risk for a cardiovascular event (think heart attack).
4. Gateway to smoking: kids who vape are 4X more likely to start smoking which can lead to a lifetime of nicotine addiction.
There’s just no way to sugar-coat those facts. Vaping and JUULing—a big bad deal.
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