Now that summer is over, Lawrence County kids are headed back to school. Parents should take special note of what could be in your kid's backpack. Vapes can go undetected as they are made to blend right in with every day school supplies. In the photo provided there are a handful of vapes inconspicuously placed alongside pencils and erasers.
No matter what lingo you use, vaping or JUULing, e-cigarette use in both middle and high schools has become an epidemic. Easily disguised as everyday items, these sleekly designed products are loaded with nicotine, heavy metals and other chemicals.
Nicotine is extremely addictive and is detrimental to an adolescent's still developing brain. Some of these products deliver massive amounts of nicotine, with one Puff Bar containing more nicotine than TWO entire packs of cigarettes. This is causing a new generation of tobacco users.
Teens who are looking for help quitting e-cigarettes can text DITCHVAPE to 88709. Parents who are looking for support to help their child quit e-cigarette use can text QUIT to 202-899-7550.