GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Clearly, vaping has become a public health emergency in the U.S., particularly among teenagers.
Libby Stern, a tobacco cessation specialist with Spectrum Health, joined us to talk about why so many people are becoming addicted and why it is so hard to quit.
Vaping: Just the Facts
- Nicotine is addictive and can permanently alter the developing brain
- Vaping exposes you to chemicals linked to cancer and lung disease
- 64 vaping-related deaths in U.S.
- 135% increase in teen vaping from 2017-2019
For more information, including resources to download and share, plus a schedule of upcoming cessation classes, visit www.spectrumhealth.org/vaping.
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