This excerpt from the American Academy of Pediatrics is an important read for parents of teens and pre-teens!
Surgeon General Jerome Adams “said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials must take ‘aggressive steps’ to keep children from using e-cigarettes.” Adams said, “nicotine is dangerous and it can have negative health effects. It can impact learning, attention and memory, and it can prime the youth brain for addiction.” He added, “We do know that these newer products, such as Juul, can promote dependence in just a few uses.”
‘We are using our best judgment but we don’t know exactly what to do. There’s no sound science yet,’ said Dr. Susanne E. Tanski, who will represent the
American Academy of Pediatrics
at an F.D.A. hearing next year on vaping interventions.”
(12/18) reports the advisory said, “One of the most commonly sold USB flash drive shaped e-cigarettes is JUUL, which experienced a 600 percent surge in sales during 2016-2017, giving it the greatest market share of any e-cigarette in the U.S. by the end of 2017.”
(12/18) reports Dr. Adams called e-cigarette use among teens “an epidemic in the United States,” and “called on parents and teachers to educate themselves about the variety of e-cigarettes and to talk with children about their dangers.” The surgeon general’s advisory also called on healthcare providers and local authorities to proactively discourage vaping among teens.