Health officials are reporting an outbreak of serious vaping-related lung disease which has led to hospitalizations and deaths; half of the cases or deaths reported were patients under 24 years of age. Vaping marijuana seems to be the cause, particularly from informal sources like friends, family or in-person or online dealers.
Experts recommend no vaping or e-cigarette use while these illnesses are being investigated.
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Source: Ventura County California Healthy Kids Survey, 2017-18
A Stanford study found that vaping ads have been widely promoted on the social media platforms teens use, and spread via #hashtags and paid social media influencers.
Source: “JUUL Advertising Over its First Three Years on the Market,” Stanford University School of Medicine
Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development. It contributes to problems with concentration, learning, and impulse control.
Vaping products are largely unregulated. In a recent study, vape juices advertised as having zero nicotine were tested, and over 90% of them contained up to 24% nicotine.
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