Vaping Among Children is a Public Health Threat
Posted on 3/14/2023 by Covington Family Dental
Image of a vape pen.In 2021, approximately, 1 in 9 high school students and 1 in 35 middle school students used e-cigarettes. Nine percent of adults say they vape.

Vaping continues to cause oral and health-related concerns.
The mist you are inhaling from vaping (e-cigarettes) contain chemicals and particles:

*Chemicals that are know to cause cancer.
*Chemicals that can lead to serious lung diseases, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
*Heavy metals, such as nickel, tin and lead.
*Very small particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs, then can become trapped and cause breathing problems.
*Flavorings that can increase the risk of cavities.
*Possible other substances unknown to the user, such as marijuana.
*Vaping devices also typically contain nicotine-(many products marketed as
nicotine free or no nicotine may still contain this highly addictive chemical).

Vaping is harmful!

Many people take up vaping thinking it is safer than smoking cigarettes, cigars,
or pipes or using smokeless tobacco, but vaping has health risks as well.

Make wise health choices- stop tobacco in any form.
Need help stopping- talk to your physician or dentist.

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