Many teenagers have started vaporizing or using ecigarettes because they believe they are not as dangerous. They believe because they are not smoking nicotine and tar that are in cigarettes that vaporizing is healthier.
However, the reality is that vaporizing is still dangerous to their health. Teenagers have also started using a substance called “wax” because they feel that is safer too. Wax is a highly concentrated form of marijuana. It is advertised that all the harmful aspects of marijuana have been removed. However, that is not true either.
Now ecigarretes are being sold in flavors such as strawberry and bubblegum. Marketing the ecigarettes this way makes them sound safe and like candy. However, this is not the truth. UCSF has released a report regarding teenagers and ecigarretes and vaporizing. I have a link below and I encourage parents to read this report and learn the facts.
Read the Facts about the dangers of ecigarretes https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/vapers-beware-ten-things-know-about-e-cigarettes.
Dr. Michael Rubino has over 20 years experience working with teenagers and their families. For more information regarding Dr. Rubino’s work or private practice visit his website at http://www.rubinocounseling.com or his Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/Drrubino3