Smoke & Mirrors

What parents need to know about Vaping

Vape Hoodie
VAPE FASHION (the VaprWear E-Cig hoodie shown above) Vape apparel is designed with clever built-in ways to sneak a puff. VaprWear offers everything from hoodies to handbags.

BIG TOBACCO reinvented itself for a whole new generation of nicotine addiction – and guess what – our kids are the target market.

Here are 5 THINGS parents need to know about Vaping:

  1. ELECTRIC CIGARETTES (or E-Cigarettes) consist of a mouthpiece with ceramic and mesh filters, a battery for creating heat and an E Juice cartridge, which contains liquid that will be vaporized and inhaled. Many of these devises are small, designed to be discreet.
  2. “E JUICE” is a deceptive marketing term, created to sound safe, when in actuality, it contains oils in flavors such as bubble gum and cherry, created to deliver nicotine or CBD and marijuana in a package that seems young and fun.
  3. The FDA & CDC published data from the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey: from 2017 to 2018, there was a 78% increase in e-cigarette use among high school students and a 48% increase among middle school students – after decades of declining tobacco use among teens.
  4. 14 VAPE PUFFS = 1 or more packs of cigarettes.
  5. TEEN SPEAK – clouding, misting, cloud chasing, ghosting and juuling are all ways of talking about vaping.

 

Jule Pods
DESIGNED TO BE CUTE  Juul (shown above) is a brand of E-Cigarette small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It can be charged when plugged into a laptop’s USB slot—making it easy for students to pass them off as flash drives in class. With flavors such as crème brulee, cool cucumber, mango, peach and vanilla cake, it’s easy to see why kids might be tempted to give it a try.
It's never too early to start talking with your child about the risk of nicotine addiction.
IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY to start a conversation with your child about nicotine addiction. Stats provided by the CDC show that 95% of adult smokers started before age 18. Of those, 67% started before age 16.

 

Resources:

Carbondale Police Department  970-963-2662

www.tobaccofreeco.org

www.tobaccoisnasty.com

www.enoughwiththepuff.com

www.tobaccofreekids.org