It’s not healthy * It’s not safe * It’s not necessary
According to the US Food and Drug Administration, over the past several years, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are the most commonly used tobacco products by youth across the nation. In fact, more than 2 million middle and high school students were current users of e-cigarettes in 2017.
The FDA now believes that youth use of e-cigarettes is reaching epidemic proportions. The High School Risk Behavior Survey shows that 51% of the students polled in Arizona had tried vaping products. This use by children and teens is especially concerning because the developing adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable to nicotine addiction.
Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about them, including many myths and important safety concerns and consequences of vaping. Bold marketing, endless flavor choices, and a plethora of online "vapor trick" tutorial videos have increased its appeal with students.
The Marana school district encourages parents to speak with their child about the dangers and consequences of e-cigarettes. This Webpage contains important information and critical resources to help parents support their child in making healthy decisions.
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