Jefferson County ACT Facts
Users of e-cigarettes, like JUUL, are 4 times more likely to become regular cigarette smokers than non-users.
E-cigarettes lead to nicotine addiction. It can be harder to quit than heroin or cocaine.
Using nicotine at a young age can rewire the brain to become more easily addicted to other drugs.
Nicotine can have long-lasting effects on brain development, making it harder to concentrate, learn, and control impulses.
E-cigarettes contain known carcinogens and many other chemicals whose long-term effects are unknown.
The FDA is investigating seizures, fainting, and tremors reported following e-cigarette use.
E-cigarettes, like JUUL, come in flavors that appeal to kids, like mango, cool mint, and fruit medley. Middle and high-school students say that flavor is a big reason they use e-cigarettes.
Despite its dangers, JUUL and other e-cigarettes, are heavily advertised as a safe alternative to smoking.
Looking for more information? Visit these websites! https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/ https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/Quick-Facts-on-the-Risks-of-E-cigarettes-for-Kids-Teens-and-Young