Ban Vaping For Young Adults and Adolescents

Ban Vaping For Young Adults and Adolescents

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Cooper Aron started this petition to President Donald J. Trump and

I have done lots of research on how vaping for young adults is more dangerous than smoking or anything for adults. The reason for this is the fact that adolescents and young adult's brains aren't fully developed.

In electronic cigarettes there is nicotine, an addictive chemical, but experts believe that is not the only reasons teens are addicted to it and why it is so dangerous. Experts say that along with nicotine the chemistry and technology of vaping or e-smoking make it very addictive. Vaping can also cause psychiatric symptoms. Dr. Shannon Levy says she has seen kids who vape with anxiety and not being able to focus. These symptoms do not occur with regular cigarettes and smokers. Vaping in high schools has increased by 80%. The FDA has been setting rules against vaping. According to US Food and Drug Administration, there are no nicotine cessation or e-cigarettes made for users 18 and younger. CNN writes,” Despite early fanfare that e-cigarettes might offer a less harmful alternative to adult smokers, experts say youth are being hit hard by a combination of how vapes deliver nicotine, how kids' brains are wired and developing, and the gadgets' unique appeal to kids. Their long-term health effects are still unclear.” “We let this Frankenstein loose without knowing what was going to happen," Levy said. One cartridge of nicotine called “JUUL Pods” contains the same amount of nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes. The company JUUL, has more than 75% of the e-cigar market today. They even established flavored pods to make adult smokers switch to their products. Since teens’ brains are not fully developed, they are even more vulnerable to the mental effects of vaping. The non-fully developed brain also has a higher chance to become dependent on the drug. “What makes kids uniquely vulnerable to vapes is not merely biological; it's also psychosocial, according to Leventhal. This may come in the form of peer pressure or stress, which may increase the likelihood of addictive behaviors,” says Leventhal. "They don't really need nicotine to feel good," he said. "They need nicotine not to feel bad -- because they are already addicted.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2019/09/23/vaping-illnesses-crisis-teens-black-market-thc-no-regulation/2209009001/

 

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