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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Vaping e-cigarettes causes nicotine addiction and other harmful effects

Study shows two-thirds of teens don't know vaping devices contain nicotine


February 21, 2019

Studies show that many teens are unaware that vaping tools contain highly addictive nicotine and instead believe the juices are just flavorings. E-cigarettes are more popular among teens than cigarettes. They were first developed in China to help people stop smoking, but the juices contain up to 24 mg. of nicotine. New to the scene are products containing nicotine salts which contain between 40-60 mg. of nicotine.

DAYTON-"They make them in fun, flavored colors. They are very easy to use and are very discreet, too," said Chelsey Eaton, a county public health program coordinator.

Eaton was talking about "vaping," or smoking e-cigarettes, and why that practice isn't as harmless as it appears.

Eaton said e-cigarettes were first developed in China to help people stop smoking and they arrived in the U.S. in 2007.

"At that time they were using simple juices. They weren't yummy. They weren't colorful," said Eaton, pointing to an array of attractive devices, some in the shape of pens or erasers, and to the...

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