IN THE NEWS...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have launched an investigation into the outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette use. As of September 11, 2019, 380 cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes have been reported to the CDC. The CDC has confirmed 6 deaths possibly linked to vaping.
Click here for the latest information from the CDC.
According to the CDC, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical care immediately.
The use of e-cigarettes by our kids, teens and young adults is not safe. Read about the very real risks to our youth.
The e-cigarette aerosol that users breathe from the device and exhale can contain harmful and potentially harmful substances, including:
Ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
Flavoring such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease
Volatile organic compounds
Heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead
CNBC recently aired a program focused on the e-cigarette industry, specifically on JUUL, the leading manufacturer of these devices.
This is an important inside look into what has become a disturbing trend among our children and teens, and the resulting growing epidemic of nicotine addiction. Watch this documentary here.