We stand united for vape-free youth

Facts you may not know about youth vaping:

  • A ‘vape’ is the term used to describe the delivery mechanism of products such as JUUL, nicotine, e-juices, THC, and alcohol.
  • In 2018, the Surgeon General declared e-cigarette (vape) use among youth a national epidemic.
  • Schools ranked teen vaping as the number one problem in Hunterdon County (Key Informant 2019).
  • Most youth do not know the ingredients is in these products (CDC).
  • Even products that claim they are nicotine-free may contain nicotine due to lack of regulation (CDC).
  • Nicotine exposure during adolescence can harm the brain, as it is still developing up to age 25.
  • Teen nicotine use increases the likelihood of future drug use, including tobacco products and marijuana (CDC).