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Facts and Statistics About Vaping

  • The FDA has never approved e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation device.

  • The FDA made a statement that the use of e-cigarettes is an epidemic.

  • Nicotine is one of the most addictive substances around.

  • There are over 460 types of e-cigarettes and over 15,000 different flavors, all that appeal to kids (think bubblegum).

  • Vaping includes marijuana use as well as nicotine.

  • Juul, a vaping device, is now the most popular brand of e-cigarette and contains the highest amount of nicotine.

  • One Juul pod – which can easily be consumed in one day – contains the amount of nicotine equivalent to 20 cigarettes.

  • Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are 7 times more likely to pick up smoking regular cigarettes.

  • Users of e-cigarettes are at higher risk for using marijuana and other illicit prescription drugs.

  • THC concentration in marijuana products has increased 4-10 times in the last 40+ years. Products today can contain as high as 75% THC, where in the 1970’s THC was limited to 4-10%.

  • In Boulder County, 36% of teens currently vape (Jan 2019).

  • Boulder County Public Health statistics for Boulder Valley School District high schools show that 1 in 3 students vapes. Over 50% have tried vaping.

  • More than 6 of 10 youth believe that occasional use of e-cigarettes causes only little or some harm.

  • Since 2017, vaping has increased 78 percent among high school students and 48 percent among middle schoolers.

  • Nicotine exposure during periods of significant brain development, such as adolescence, can disrupt the growth of brain circuits that control attention, learning, and susceptibility to addiction.

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