Vapes can look like…
a watch, bottle of lotion, a pen, airpods, a jump drive(USB) and many other items.
Many of the pod/cartridge flavors are marketed for kids: watermelon, Grape Nerds, Captain Crunch, apple pie, Unicorn flavor and much more.
Nicotine, Addiction & Safety
One Juul pod has as much nicotine as a pack of cigarettes (20) and many kids/teens go through 2-4 pods a day.
According to the FDA, only a small percentage of U.S. youth used e-cigarettes in 2011, 28 percent of high school students and 11 percent of middle school students used e-cigarettes by 2019. In 2020, these numbers declined and there were 1.8 million fewer youth using e-cigarettes. While this is progress, youth use of e-cigarettes remains a public health issue with 3.6 million youth still using e-cigarettes, and disposable e-cigarette use surged in 2020.
Kids are often starting to vape as young as 10-11 years old. (4th or 5th grade).
Parents can help, by knowing what their children are doing. Where To Look…
Periodically check your teens backpack and bedroom for stash containers.
Stash containers can look like Pringle cans, Eclipse gum containers, Ritz Bitz, Starbucks and Sprite cans (that are weighted) that have secret compartments where kids/teens can hide things they shouldn’t have.
Nicotine is harmful. Let’s all work together to bring an end to child nicotine use.