The liquid inside most vaping devices, including Juul
products and Puff Bars, contains nicotine.
This is the same highly addictive drug found
in tobacco cigarettes. Teens are especially
at risk for nicotine addiction.
Did you know your brain isn’t “done”? The teen brain is
especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of nicotine
because it’s still developing in important ways.
Using nicotine as a teenager can lead to
addiction, cause learning and memory
problems, and increase the risk of
addiction to other drugs.
Vaping, like smoking, can diminish lung capacity, and
can put a person at risk of developing serious lung
diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
and possibly even COVID-19. Researchers are
working to better understand the
relationship between COVID-19
When someone puffs on a vaping device, or e-cigarette,
a battery heats up a liquid inside. The liquid then gets
turned into an aerosol, which is inhaled.
The aerosol can contain toxic metals
and substances like formaldehyde
that may be harmful to
Teens may not realize how much nicotine they are
exposed to if they vape. A single pod from
a Juul product can contain as much nicotine
as a whole pack of cigarettes. Some models
of Puff Bars contain even more.
E-cigarette waste can harm the environment if it is
not disposed of properly. The liquids contain
chemicals such as heavy metals that are toxic
and harmful to plants and wildlife.
Studies have shown that teens who vape are more
likely to try other tobacco products, like
The flavor chemicals (such as fruit) added to the liquid of many
devices can be safe to eat, but may be dangerous to inhale.
What’s the difference? When you eat flavoring
chemicals, your liver filters the blood coming
from your digestive tract before it travels
to the rest of the body. But when you inhale
them, the chemicals go directly into your
lungs, then head straight into your
being filtered. This