- Nicotine can cause physical addiction and harm adolescent brain development.
- E-cigarettes use a battery to heat a liquid containing nicotine or other substances. They may look like USB drive or regular cigarettes but they also come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Some youth refer to these products by their brand names (Juul, Puffbar, or Sorin for example).
- Almost all e-cigarettes (more than 99%) contain nicotine. E-cigarettes and other vape products can also contain other harmful substances besides nicotine.
- Youth who start using nicotine-containing vape products may be more likely to smoke cigarettes later in life.
- Nicotine can harm the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood and impulse control.
- Nicotine use in the teen years may increase the risk of future addiction to other drugs.
(Source: CDC.gov Electronic Cigarettes Basic Information page: Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults | CDC)