Children, Families and Finances

Accessibility


Connect With Us!


| Share

E-cigarettes: What You Need to Know and Share

Most electronic cigarettes, also known as vapes and e-cigs, contain nicotine, even some the manufacturers claim do not.

Nicotine is an addictive substance that makes e-cigarette use harmful to anyone, but especially adolescents and young adults whose brains still are developing. Nicotine can disrupt brain development; create permanent changes in the brain; adversely impact learning, memory, attention, impulse control, mood and respiratory health; and make the young person more susceptible to nicotine addiction.

A typical e-cig pod or cartridge contains about as much nicotine as a pack of 20 cigarettes, making it extremely dangerous around a curious young child. Talk to your children about e-cigarettes today.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has a parent tip sheet to help you. 

Photo courtesy of www.cdc.gov.

Creative Commons License
Feel free to use and share this content, but please do so under the conditions of our Creative Commons license and our Rules for Use. Thanks.