Vaping

Be Careful With More Than Just Sparklers This 4th of July

We hope that this Thursday you’re able to spend time celebrating our nation’s independence. Whether you’re at the beach, around the pool, or staying indoors to beat the heat, it’s sure to be a good time with friends and family. As you’re relaxing and enjoying the festivities, you may be tempted to vape. Here are some things to keep in mind and maybe reasons why you shouldn’t:

Is Vaping a Gateway Drug for Marijuana?

It’s no secret that teen e-cigarette use, or vaping, has skyrocketed in recent years. According to the 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey, there was a 78% increase among high schoolers and a 48% increase among middle schoolers who used e-cigarettes. Rates rose so much that the FDA declared teen vaping an epidemic and many states are responding by raising their tobacco purchase age to 21.