Vaping, E-Cigarettes, Nicotine and More
“It’s easy to quit smoking, I’ve done it hundreds of times”- Mark Twain
Did you know all vaping products contain nicotine? Nicotine is an addictive drug. Not only is nicotine present in all vaping products, but they also contain other harmful chemicals. This combination of chemicals creates the aerosol which is inhaled by a user. In addition, newer vaping devices are capable of dispensing THC, the addictive and mood altering substance in marijuana. Big tobacco companies use more than 77,000 flavors targeting teenage users. Flavors including unicorn, green apple, and buttered popcorn, ALL of which contain nicotine and harmful chemicals.
The use of E-cigarettes is increasing, and a health concern; however, in 2016 69% of males and 76% of females in Mille Lacs Co. reported NOT using tobacco products, including e-cigarettes during the past 30 days. (MN Student Survey). Princeton Schools acknowledge the vaping epidemic and has a goal of educating students, parents and the community of the dangers of these products. Resources included on this page address the harmful effects of vaping products, legal implications, MSHSL penalties, and resources for how to quit.