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Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

"ARE YOU READY TO USE YOUR CHILD AS A GUINEA PIG?"

No one knows the long term effects but your child will!!!

 

FACT:

Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can: 

slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood. increase the risk of other types of addiction later in life.


How does vaping affect a teenager?

The nicotine in vaping devices puts teenagers at risk for a range of long-term effects, including mood disorders, reduced impulse control, and addiction. It can also exacerbate the symptoms and behaviors of depression, anxiety, and hyperactivity.Jan 13, 2020 .

 

How does vaping affect a teenager COMPARED to an adult?

Because of these high nicotine levels, vaping is extremely addictive — and teens are already more susceptible to addiction than adults because their brains are still developing, which makes them more likely to habituate to using drugs and alcohol. Addiction can impact the ability to focus.

 

Know the Risks

E-cigarettes & Young People

 

 

Risks:

 
  

E-cigarettes and Brain Development

Nicotine exposure during adolescence, a critical period for brain development, can cause addiction and can harm the developing brain. This video underscores the health risks for teens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPnDkHBFDEo

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Audio Description Video

Approximately three million Texans  – 10.63% of the state population – use illegal drugs and another one million – 3.62% of the  

Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides information taken from the Surgeon General's Report about e-cigarette use among youth and young adults with a focus on trends and health risks.

 

Parent Tip Sheet

This tip sheet is to help parents talk with their teens about the potential health risks of e-cigarettes.

 

DO YOU HAVE or DO YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A DRUG ADDICTION?  DO YOU NEED HELP AND YOU DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO TURN, HELP.ORG CAN HELP!  DO NOT WORRY, EVERYTHING IS CONFIDENTIAL!  

Approximately three million Texans  – 10.63% of the state population – use illegal drugs and another one million – 3.62% of the state population – abuse alcohol in a given year. As a consequence, nearly 14% of all deaths in Texas between 2008 and 2017 were caused by drugs and alcohol, a full percentage point above the national average for drug- and alcohol-induced deaths. Among the top five most populous cities in Texas, Austin had the highest rate of drug- and alcohol-related deaths during that time period at 17%, while El Paso had the lowest rate at 11.09%.

This guide was created to help the many residents of Texas who are struggling with substance abuse addiction to find affordable treatment that will put them on the path to recovery. It is also intended to inform the general public about the dangers of substance abuse in Texas.

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