Risks of E-Cigarette and Vape Pen Use Although

Risks of E-Cigarette and Vape Pen Use
Although the overwhelming majority of young people do not use e-cigarettes, the recent
increase in use among adolescents is concerning to health professionals.

Nicotine use in early adolescence causes changes
in the brain that make life-long addiction much
more likely for young e-cig/vape users.
Ear, eye and throat irritation is
common among e-cigarette/vape pen
users.
The aerosols produced by the chemicals in ejuice, enter into the users lungs unfiltered
and leave chemical residue behind.

Recent studies
show that ecigarette/vape
pen use is
associated with
the use of other
tobacco products
that are known to
cause further
health issues,
including cancer
and heart
disease.

Nicotine is known to have effects on the
cardiovascular system. Some recent studies
show that acute use of e-cigarette impaired
flow-mediated dilation, this suggests that ecigarettes can lead to cardiovascular
diseases.
Many people
incorrectly believe
These devices are
that these devices
still very new so
produce a water
vapor when in fact
many of the longthey create aerosols
term health
that contain
consequences of
harmful
their use is still not
chemicals, and
known. Even still,
ultra-fine
the mounting
particles that are
evidence shows
inhaled into the
lungs and out into
that these devices
the environment,
are not harmless.
making them
harmful to the user
and others nearby.

Tobacco Prevention Toolkit
Division of Adolescent Medicine, Stanford University
For more information go to: www.tobaccopreventiontoolkit.stanford.edu

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