Vaping is imacting Humboldt County Kids
The United States Surgeon General, our nation’s top doctor, has recently issued a health advisory about the E-CIGARETTE EPIDEMIC among youth. This epidemic is a cause for great concern, and is happening here in Humboldt County. E-cigarettes pose significant risks to young peoples’ health and can cause addiction.
KNOW THE RISKS.
Electronic cigarettes (e‐cigarettes) are battery‐operated devices that produce aerosol. They are often called e‐cigs, e‐hookahs, hookah pens, vapes, vape pens, vape pipes, mods or juuls. There are disposable and rechargeable e-cigarettes and refillable “tank systems” that hold more of the e‐cigarette liquid (e‐liquid) and that heat the e‐liquid to higher temperatures.
E-cigarettes are NOT a safe alternative to smoking. They contain chemicals that are harmful to the lungs and the body. They often contain the chemical nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive. Exposure to nicotine in young people can impact learning, memory and attention. Using nicotine in adolescence can also increase risk for future addiction to other drugs.
PROTECT OUR KIDS.
Learn about the different shapes and types of e-cigarettes and the risks of all forms of e-cigarette use for young people at https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/