The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have indicated that as of November 20, there have been 2,290 cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette, or vaping products use. Forty-seven deaths have been confirmed in 25 states, with two of these occurring in Kansas. Of the cases reported to the CDC with available data, 15% of hospitalized patients were under 18 years old and 38% were 18 to 24 years old. With over 50% of these cases involving people under the age of 25, this speaks to the need to address this for the health and well-being of students.
One of the common misconceptions promoted by the e-cigarette/vaping industry is that the use of these products is “safe”. As the numbers above indicate, this is an untrue statement.
The following is a link to a video that effectively communicates this point. https://vimeo.com/354265285?source=&utm_campaign=K12-DD-Fall19&utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo