Vaping in Schools
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner described electronic cigarette use and vaping by youths as an epidemic. In 2011, less than 1% of middle schoolers reported using e-cigarettes in the past month, while in 2018 roughly 5% reported using e-cigarettes.
Less than 1.5% of high school students surveyed admitted to vaping and e-cigarette use in 2011. The same survey in 2017 revealed approximately 21% of high schoolers admitted to vaping in the past 30 days. The amount of students in middle and high school using vaporizers and e-cigarettes dramatically increased from 2.1 million in 2017 to 3.6 million in 2018.
Previously the FDA readily made e-cigarettes widely available to adults using them to quit smoking. However, the FDA decided to intensify its regulation of battery-operated vaping products that release aerosol containing nicotine. Resent research has shown e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers to pose serious risks of danger to users.
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It is not unusual to walk into a high school or even middle school bathroom and see students vaping with Juuls. Juuling has quickly become the most popular form of vaping for teen users because they come in a variety of flavors that appeal to young people and can be easily concealed.
Most Juul pods are small enough to easily fit in the palms of students’ hands. Due to the similarity in appearance of Juul pods and USB devices, unsuspecting teachers and parents often incorrectly believe that the Juul vaping devices are USB flash drives. Additionally, most vaping devices tend to be odorless, which enables teenagers to smoke them whenever they want without getting caught—often just blowing the vapor into their sleeves or hoodies during class.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warn that vaping and e-cigarette use harms adolescent brain development. In addition, the CDC has launched investigations into nearly 100 cases of pulmonary diseases which are allegedly linked to the use of vaping products—many of which involve teenage and young adult vape users.
Concerns over the use of vaping products among young crowds has moved some school districts, such as the Salamanca City Schools, to crack down on vaping in school. The Salamanca Schools installed ten halo devices in bathrooms and hallways. These devices sense toxins in the air, such as those from the use of a Juul, and then alert district officials when and where the devices have been triggered so that students using vaping devices can be identified and reprimanded accordingly.
Investigation is still ongoing as to the full extent of the dangers of vaping. However, if you may have suffered an injury caused by vaping, contact our team of Buffalo, New York Juul vaping injury lawyers today. We will take immediate action to investigate your injury, determine who is liable to you and file a claim to preserve your rights. Contact us today so that we can help you! We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939.
The following factors are commonly associated with youth vaping:
- Social and physical environments: Vaping and e-cigarette exposure in television shows, movies and mass media increase teens’ urges to try these products. The more exposure young people have to vaping, the more normalized it becomes. Seeing various vaping product advertisements in stores, online or in magazines tends to lower young peoples’ guards against such products. Additionally, witnessing family members or peers use these same products makes teenagers want to try vaping more.
- Genetic and biological influences: Some youth are more susceptible to nicotine use than others, which can cause them to become addicted to vaping much quicker. In addition, genetic factors can make quitting vaping much more difficult for some teens. Further, in cases of mothers who smoked during their pregnancies, the chances of their children vaping are increased.
- Mental health issues: There is a direct link between teen vaping and stress, anxiety and depression.
- Morals and personal opinions: Often young people believe that vaping will help them fit in with classmates better or even lose weight.
- Accessibility: Young people who have easy access to or who can easily purchase vaping products and e-cigarettes are much more likely to be regular users.
- Other influencing factors: Lack of proper support and involvement from adults and parents make teens more likely to be unable to resist the temptations of vaping. Also, low self-esteem and lower socioeconomic status both play a large role in influencing the behavior of teens.
If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured as a result of vaping, contact the legal team of Buffalo, New York vaping injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today so that we can help you. We are dedicated and determined to get you the best possible result after your personal injury in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and throughout New York State. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.
The implementation of anti-vaping programs at national, state and local levels has demonstrated the ability to decrease and prevent the use of vaping products in schools; especially when combined with any of the following activities:
- Increasing the costs for vaping products, through taxes or other means;
- Prohibiting vaping indoors and in public places;
- Increasing the minimum age requirement to purchase all vaping products to 21 years old;
- Employing various anti-vaping television ads and media messages designed specifically for teens to offset promotional vaping product ads;
- Incorporating community and school policies to boost vape-free zones and lifestyles; and
- Designing community programs to lessen the impact of vape promotions and marketing, and making vaping products less easily accessible.
It is crucial for adults to continue doing whatever is in their power to prevent and lessen the use of vaporizers and e-cigarettes among all youth.
It may be unclear for some parents how to protect their teens from all the unnecessary health risks of vaping. Often parents are unaware of the potential dangers their children face with vaping, because vaping has been advertised as healthy alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. However, it is important for every parent to take preventative measures and warn their kids about the risks of vaping.
Nicotine in any form is not only extremely addictive, but it can also hurt young people in many other ways—having an especially harmful impact on the developing brains of adolescents. Nicotine is often connected with cognitive difficulties and problems with impulse control, which makes it particularly harmful to teens.
If, you suffered an injury caused by vaping, contact our team of Buffalo, New York Juul vaping injury lawyers today for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939.
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