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What is going on with youth vaping?

“The real problem is that nicotine is a highly addictive drug, and adolescents are physiologically more vulnerable to addiction. The earlier in childhood an individual uses nicotine-containing products, the stronger the addiction and the more difficult it is to quit.‍ Over 99 percent of commercial vaping products contain nicotine, and high school students who vape are 3.6 times more likely to be smoking cigarettes one year later.”

Edward C. (Ted) Maynard MD
Vice President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

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