October 29, 2019 ALL

Vaping: Know the Facts

Nearly 1 in 4 JCU students report vaping in the last month. With such high usage on our campus, we have gotten a lot of questions, so we felt it was important to share some quick facts:

There is no safe tobacco product. All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, carry a risk.

The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, products is unsafe for all ages, and contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.

As of October 15, 2019, 1,479 lung injury cases associated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping, products have been reported to CDC.

Thirty-three deaths have been confirmed in 24 states.

Products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers), are linked to most of these lung injury cases and deaths.

For more information utilize the JCU Wellness website or use the source below.

Source: Center for Disease Control, 2019