Several school districts in New Jersey have recently adopted policies requiring any student caught with an e-cigarette to be drug tested, because the devices can be used to smoke marijuana.
The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Nicotine is highly addictive, the pods in vaping devices have a higher concentration of nicotine than do individual cigarettes, and a growing body of research indicates that vaping is leading more adolescents to try cigarettes.
A study published in the journal Pediatrics in March found substantially increased levels of five carcinogenic compounds in the urine of teenagers who vape. Sponsored By. Carpenter asked the school nurse about getting the teenager nicotine gum or a patch, to help him get through the school day without violating the rules prohibiting vaping.
A version of this article appears in print on , on Page A1 of the New York edition with the headline: The industry says the number of people who have switched from smoking to vaping has grown dramatically in the last two years.
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Electronic cigarettes are supposed to be the safer way to get your nicotine fix. March 8, 2016, 6: Because of that, the CPSC is not getting involved. Well-made lithium-ion batters have fail-safe mechanisms to prevent these problems.
The U. The survey did not find that 24 percent of high school seniors overall reported vaping daily. She said schools and the e-cigarette industry need to work together to understand why teenagers are vaping, and suggested that stress is a big reason.
While there might be chemicals in vaping, they argued, there are more in cigarettes.
Politics U. I ripped my pants off, and even with my pants off, my leg was still on fire because the battery acid sprayed all over my leg and dripped down my leg. Earlier this year, the UCH Burn Center treated 19-year old Alexander Shonkwiler after an e-cig battery exploded in his pocket, set his pants on fire and caused a painful burn on his upper thigh.
The most popular, made by Juul, a San Francisco-based company that has received venture capital money, resemble a flash drive and have become so ubiquitous students have turned Juul into a verb.
Federal law prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, and Juul and some other e-cigarette companies ask web purchasers to check a box saying that they are 21 or older.