Vaping has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young people. However, it is important to note that vaping is dangerous. The aerosol produced by e-cigarettes contains numerous harmful chemicals, including nicotine, heavy metals, and carcinogens, which can cause damage to the lungs and other vital organs. In addition, using e-cigarettes can lead to addiction, as nicotine is highly addictive. Studies have also linked vaping to an increased risk of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and a decline in lung function. Furthermore, there have been reports of e-cigarette batteries exploding and causing severe injuries.
Southwest Independent School District has a zero-tolerance policy regarding vaping, including nicotine, CBD, and THC cartridges. Vape devices come in many different sizes and shapes. Below are some examples of these types of devices.
Most of today's adult tobacco users started before they were 18 years old. Youth nicotine or tobacco use in any form, whether smoked, smokeless "vaped" (e-cigarettes or "vaping"), is not safe. Today, electronic cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product in youth, and one survey found that other nicotine-containing products, such as gummies, lozenges, or pouches, maybe the second most commonly used kind of product. These products are not Food and Drug Administration-(FDA) approved quit smoking nicotine replacement medications for tobacco cessation. Instead, they are a new group of commercial oral nicotine products often advertised as tobacco-free and marketed to youth as available in fruit and dessert flavors, in digital campaigns and themes implying minimal harm.
Source: American Lung Association