What you may not know about your kids and vaping

FYI: Most vaping devices contain and release a number of potentially toxic substances including metals and volatile organic compounds, some of which have been linked to cell and DNA damage. Marijuana concentrates are increasingly being used in vaping devices. Many users prefer the vaping device because it is smokeless, sometimes odorless, and is easy to hide or conceal. A marijuana concentrate is a highly potent THC concentrated mass. It can contain extraordinarily high THC levels ranging from 40 to 80%.

In 2021 the Partnership to End Addiction conducted a study of middle and high school students on their use of e-cigarettes. 58% reported using them because their friends did. 48% reported using them out of curiosity, 25% said due to feeling anxious or depressed, and 23% wanted the buzz from nicotine.

Below we have downloaded just a few of the pertinent articles from the DEA and the Partnership to End Addiction. You will find a lot of this information useful.