Health Beat - Fall 2019 - 10

Is Your Teen

Vaping?
Know the risks
of e-cigarettes,
which are
increasingly
popular among
young people
By Beth Vinson

10

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Let's be honest: Raising a
teenager is no easy task.
You try your best to be in
the know of where they are and what
they're doing, but the world you grew
up in wasn't the same as it is today.
Take vaping, for example. It's been
around for more than a decade, but its
popularity has exploded in recent years,
taking many parents, schools and even
healthcare providers by surprise.

Defining Vaping
Vaping devices, known as vapes, vape
pens, e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, tank
systems and Juuls (the most popular
brand), contain four basic components:
a cartridge or tank to hold e-liquid-also
known as e-juice or vape juice-a heating element known as an atomizer, a
battery and a mouthpiece to inhale. A
sensor detects when a person is trying
to inhale and triggers the battery to supply electricity to the atomizer. The heat
given off vaporizes the e-liquid. The
user inhales the resulting vapor.
Electronic nicotine devices
often resemble everyday items,
which makes them easy for teens


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