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Vaping and e-cigarettes are a lot alike. They both put nicotine and cancer-causing chemicals in your body. They are both highly addictive and dangerous for young people. Nicotine in any form can cause harm to a teen's developing brain.
E- cigarettes and vapes come in a variety of shapes and sizes and marketed specifically to young people. E-cigarettes may be shaped like USB sticks, pens or even watches, which makes them easier for students to hide at school. The aerosol from e-cigarettes may also include toxic chemicals. Parents may be surprised by what e-cigarettes and vaping devices may look like.
What's in your child's backpack?
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Signs of Vaping:
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- Presence of vaping equipment or related product packaging
- Unusual online purchases or packages
- The scent is faint, but you may catch a whiff of flavoring like bubble gum or chocolate cake
- Increased thirst or nose bleeds
- Decreased caffeine use
- Use of vaping lingo in text messages or on social media
- Appearance and/or behavior changes
What about USB drives and JUUL?
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