Is vaping in schools is becoming an epidemic?

Both e-cigarettes and vaping are becoming more prevalent in schools. Across the state, there has been an increase in the use of vaping pens among students. These vaping devices have been found in high schools, middle schools, and even in some elementary schools. 33rd Street Bail Bonds wants parents to be aware of these devices and the danger they hold.

According to the Florida Youth Tobacco survey from 2018

About 25% of Florida high school students have reported a current use of electronic vaping. This figure is a 58% increase from 2017. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that are used to turn a heated liquid into an aerosol which can then be inhaled. A popular device used by students is called the JUUL. The JUUL device looks like a USB flash drive and comes in multiple flavors. Many devices are disguised as a lipstick tube, highlighter, or car key chain. Students like the devices since they are small, come in different flavors, give them a “buzz”, and it is easy to hide the vape. Some students are putting CBD oil or THC in their devices and vaping that as well which is illegal.

Are parents really aware of the dangers?

Unfortunately, not many parents realize that their children are using these devices nor do they know the health risks that are involved with vaping. A JUUL pod contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes. Health risks can include nicotine addiction, an increased chance for lung cancer, asthma, anxiety, seizures, and potential harm to the development of the adolescent brain. Parents need to be aware of these vaping devices and talk to their children about the harm in using them.
Possession of a vaping device or e-cigarette is illegal for those under 18 years old. In schools, it is prohibited for anyone (even those of age) to possess a device on campus. Children are facing suspension, community service hours, being transferred to alternative school, or even jail time for using these devices (for those using THC in their devices).

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