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3 more school board candidates look at referendum, other issues that impact APS

Sep 23 2020
Sorenson: Teen vaping is a serious fear for all parents. ... with their kids on the dangers of vaping, and the teachers will follow-up in the classroom. 3.

Youth vaping rates continue to increase despite regulatory efforts

Sep 23 2020
Parents can learn more about the risks and get tips on talking with teens about e-cigs online at Along with facts, ...

The Double Standard for Nicotine and Cannabis

Sep 23 2020
What this tells us is the risks of nicotine vaping are likely marginal. And, as with cannabis, there are clear benefits to use of nicotine vapor in terms of ...

City Council extends ban on new flavored-tobacco products

Sep 23 2020
Dr. Darrin Privett of Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, who is set to discuss the dangers of vaping at the city of Santa Clarita's virtual 2020 Parent ...

What Draws Youth To Vaping?

Sep 22 2020
... what features and strategies likely pose a risk to youth based on what we know draws youth into vaping,” study author, Dr. Laura L Struik told us.

Smoking and vaping heighten coronavirus danger

Sep 22 2020
... with The American Lung Association said they are launching a new campaign encouraging parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of vaping.

New Study by ABSTRAX & University of California, Riverside Sheds Light on Vaping Byproducts

Sep 22 2020
“We found these byproducts work to form oxygenated radical degradants that are very harmful, so not only does VE and VEA possibly lead to EVALI via ...

I'm a Heart Doctor and Here's How to Keep Yours Healthy

Sep 22 2020
“Many individuals are unaware that their risk of a heart attack increases by up ... be “a real wake-up call” about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.

Vaping – The Next Wave of Lawsuits

Sep 22 2020
... of the dangers of nicotine addiction associated with this unsafe product. ... The way e-cigarettes (or vaping) work is by heating up nicotine-containing ...

Education Resources

Why Tar Wars?

School nurses know e-cigarette use is surging among middle and high school students

Adolescents may start using e-cigarettes because they believe they are harmless. Nicotine, a key ingredient in tobacco products, is an addictive drug. Tobacco use by and around children and adolescents is a particular concern due to increased risk for addiction and passive exposure. Smoking is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Young people who use e-cigarettes, such as the popular JUUL brand, are more likely to transition to combustible cigarettes.

From the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Public health consequences of e-cigarettes. Consensus study report