Vape Free November is a campaign that NCHD’s Tobacco Prevention Team is promoting in schools this fall. We are encouraging youth to quit vaping and educating parents and the community of the burden of tobacco and vaping in the community and for our youth.
What is vaping? Vaping is the act of inhaling a vaporized liquid from an electronic device. It is the current trend in tobacco use and is alarmingly prevalent among today's teens. These devices go by many names including e-cigarettes, JUUL, vaporizers, and vape pens. JUUL is the most popular choice among youth. Colorado ranks top in the nation for highest number of youth vapers. This past year alone, vaping among high schoolers has increased by 78%.
Do you know how much nicotine is in one JUUl pod? One JUUL pod contains the same amount of nicotine that is in one pack of cigarettes. Most youth are vaping 2-4 pods a day. This means they are vaping the equivalent of 2-4 packs a day and the average smoker only smokes 1-2 packs of cigarettes a day.
To learn more about how you can support our schools and communities to help reduce vaping use, contact one of NCHD’s Tobacco Prevention Team by calling 970-522-3741 ext. 1249.