Vaping is more dangerous than you think

  • Over the past several years, the use of vaping and e-cigarette products has exponentially increased among our youth. With growing frequency, youth are using these products not only to consume and become addicted to high levels of nicotine but also to inhale THC -- the active, psychotropic ingredient in marijuana. Users, often not knowing the level of THC content in these vapes, have had serious adverse physical reactions requiring medical attention.  An even greater concern is that of contamination of vape products with life-threatening substances like fentanyl.  These devices have become more innocuous, harder to identify and easier to conceal. The perception among many is that these products are less harmful than smoking and other risky behaviors, despite research that suggests otherwise. 

    Below are resources for more information.

    Smoke Free Teen

    Kenneth Youth Center

    The Impact of Vaping and E-Cigarettes: D211 Presentation