Teens are known for taking risks. The latest one: vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes. And although teens might think it’s no big deal, vaping can seriously impact their health. This dangerous new trend is quickly hooking the next generation on nicotine.
E-cigarettes – also called e-cigs, Juuls and vape pens – are battery-powered devices that heat liquid concoctions to create an inhalable vapor. They’re becoming so common, it’s likely your teen or their friends have tried them. In the last year alone, 78 percent more high school students started using e-cigarettes. Now, one in five high-school teens is vaping.
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