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VAPING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Many teens believe vaping is safer than smoking cigarettes, but it's not!

Part of the problem is they don't realize what's in vaping products.

What's Really in an E-Cigarette?

  • Nicotine, which is addictive and can harm
    brain development 

  • Ultrafine particles are inhaled deep into lungs 

  • Flavoring such as diacetyl, a chemical linked
    to a serious lung disease 

  • Volatile organic compounds 

  • Cancer-causing chemicals 

  • Chemicals that can lead to heart disease, COPD and asthma

  • Heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead

Secondhand vapor is harmful too!

According to the American Lung Association, "In 2016, the Surgeon General concluded that secondhand emissions contain, "nicotine; ultrafine particles; flavorings such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease; volatile organic compounds such as benzene, which is found in car exhaust; and heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead."