According to the 2018 Annual Youth Survey, nearly 30 percent of 12th-graders in Indiana report using electronic vapor products in the last month, an increase of 45 percent over 2017 numbers.
Hoosier youth health is threatened by the harmful effects of tobacco use. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, youth are sensitive to nicotine addiction and feel dependence earlier than adults. And, as the brain continues developing until age 25, adolescent use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine can harm the part of the brain responsible for mood, learning and impulse control.
This presentation will help you gain understanding about:
- the different types of e-cigarettes, including Juul;
- what makes e-cigarettes appealing to kids; and
- the various health risks of youth usage of e-cigarettes.
You will learn about specific actions you can take and gain access to resources that you can use in your work with youth to educate, prevent use, and help those who are addicted to quit.