Franklin County issue E-cig warning to parents

first_imgFranklin County, In. — Officials from the Franklin County Community School Corporation are warning parents about the dangers of vaping and “Juuling.”The devices can be easily concealed, charges with phone devices or computers and can deliver high doses of nicotine. Further, the different flavors disguise the smell making it difficult to detect.This is an excerpt from a report done by John Hopkins Medicine:Nicotine is the primary agent in both regular cigarettes and e-cigarettes, and it is highly addictive. It causes you to crave a smoke and suffer withdrawal symptoms if you ignore the craving. Nicotine is also a toxic substance. It raises your blood pressure and spikes your adrenaline, which increases your heart rate and the likelihood of having a heart attack.There are many unknowns about vaping, including what chemicals make up the vapor and how they affect physical health over the long term. “People need to understand that e-cigarettes are potentially dangerous to your health,” says Dr. Michael Blaha. “You’re exposing yourself to all kinds of chemicals that we don’t yet understand and that are probably not safe.”last_img

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