Infographic: The Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By Tonka Dobreva 12.08.2016 interact

New data released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an alarming trend — the use of electronic cigarettes among middle and high school students is on the increase. In 2015, 1 in 6 high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past month!

The disturbing trend has top health officials worried– and has prompted U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy to release a report on the dangers of e-cigarettes. The report outlines the health risks of these devices–including the effects on the brain and behavior of young people, as well as the addiction risks.

Peers, educators and parents can all be part of the solution and can take action to fight this trend — find out what you can do to help someone using e-cigarettes or how you can seek help to kick the habit yourself. 

And to learn more about what an an e-cigarette is as well as the health claims of these devices, check out the useful infographic below by the Michigan Department of Community Health. (Click on the image below to expand).

 

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Infographic credit: Michigan Department of Community Health 

comments

  1. mr.speicy

    it’s just a cheap ripoff of the original cigarette and people say it is better than cigarettes for you when actually
    that dos not mean here harmless

  2. dalton davis

    yea they do help people not use real cigarettes but it don’t take a lot of money to buy them so they aint using alot of money so it will last longer so the smoke more of it

  3. Logan

    I think people should just let teens smoke vapes because if they want to hurt them self then let them

  4. Bryan Kocsmar

    Hey actually vapor has albuterol liquid in it and some don’t have nicotine in them and help people with asthma

  5. un-named

    I say as long as it is for medical resins i am fine with e-cigrets

  6. Jonathan Rooney

    I think they should be outlawed so people will live longer

  7. Logan S

    I don’t think people should be smoking at all because it clogs your lungs and you have to use oxygen everywhere you go.

  8. Cole Desrosier

    Why are these not outlawed?

  9. Lauren

    cigaretts and E-cigaretts are bad for you and people should not be smoking because they can die and they won’t be able to breathe If they smoke

  10. carson justice

    i think they are not bad they help people get of of real cigarerats

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