suspended because they were caught vaping on school grounds. My daughter has much more exposure to smoking, whether vaping with e-cigarettes or smoking traditional cigarettes, by her peers than she ever did before vaping became a “thing.” I want my daughter to remain as healthy as possible, therefore we have had numerous talks about the effects of vaping, e- cigarettes, marijuana, and other drugs. Scientific Evidence. Scientists have discovered that e-cigarettes leak toxins and carcinogens into the body when used. The liquids used in e-cigarettes contain nitrosamines which have a proven association with liver, pancreatic, oral, esophageal, and lung cancers. Historical Evidence. There is factual evidence that vaping hooks kids. The U.S. Surgeon General stated that vaping among students in middle school and high school increased 900% between 2011-2015. In 2010, the CDC reported that there was an average of one poison control center call per month involving nicotine in liquid form. Fast forward three and a half years later and the amount of calls per month jumped to 210 per month. Of the calls to poison control regarding liquid nicotine, about 50% of them were for children ages five and under. Statistical evidence. Since September 2019, there have been six deaths related directly to e- cigarettes. Additionally, those who use e-cigarettes compared to nonusers have a 40% increased risk for developing heart disease, and a 71% increase for having a stroke. A survey revealed that 43% of kids who first tried e-cigarettes did so because the flavors were appealing.
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