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E-cigarettes: Students walking to high school

An article highlighting e-cigarettes was recently featured on CDC.gov with the following key messages:

  • E-cigarettes contain nicotine and come in many shapes and sizes.
  • Students are using new e-cigarette devices shaped like USB flash drives.
  • E-cigarette use among young people is unsafe.
  • Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25.

The feature also included new content for parents and other youth influencers (e.g., teachers, coaches, faith leaders, health care providers) to provide them with accurate and up-to-date information and materials about the risks of e-cigarettes among young people. It specifically focused on e-cigarettes that are shaped like USB flash drives, including JUUL, which are growing in popularity among school-aged kids.

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Support to Quit

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