“Do you even vape, bro?” Vaping and juuling is the new smoking and “in” activity among teens.
In a 2016 report from the US surgeon general stated, “a 900% increase e-cigarette use by high school students from 2011 to 2015”.
The 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey noted, “1.7 million high school students said they had used e-cigarettes in the previous 30 days.” And it’s not just high schoolers, in middle schoolers the survey numbers were 500,000 students. Studies show that one in five eighth-graders that currently use tobacco products got there by starting with e-cigarettes.
Cigarette smoking rates hit record lows before this e-cigarette craze. Now this trend has driven what's arguably the largest increase of teen nicotine use. The whole point of e-cigs were to help cigarette smokers quit cigarettes and also quit e-cigs NOT replace it. It was suppose to make it easier for smokers to quit. But now..
Teens who would have never smoked cigarettes are happily using without realizing it’s packed with nicotine, an addictive substance. But WHY?
E-cigarettes seem to be attempting to attract the teens by using flavors like tutti frutti, cotton candy and sour gummy worms.
They’re easy to get their hands on them. A new Vape shop just opened up in the Kentlands, Gaithersburg and many are all around now.
They’re cheaper than cigarettes.
Typical e-cigarettes have nicotine levels ranging from 6 to 30 milligrams per milliliter.
Some use it to cope with anxiety and depression. Many say it's calming and relaxes them. Which is true because when you develop an addiction to something, and your body starts to rely on it after leaving your body craving it for so long, and you eventually give your body the thing it desires you will get a sense of relaxation.
Kids can do it ANYWHERE. In their room or even in school and even in the classroom. What they do is put it up their sleeve and bring their sleeve up to their mouth to inhale. Some keep the smoke in as to not produce smoke.
Easy to hide because: