Anti E-Cigarette PSA
Updated: 4/6/2021
Anti E-Cigarette PSA

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  • In the U.S. approximately 27.5% of teens use e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug. A recent CDC study found that 99% of all vaping products have nicotine—even the ones that claim to be nicotine-free.
  • The majority (70%) of high school cigarette smokers also use vaping products.
  • Around 61% of teens who vape do it “to experiment,” 42% because they like the taste, 38% to have a good time, 37% to relieve tension, and 29% to feel good or get high. (Monitoring the Future, 2019)
  • More than 30% of teens who start using e-cigarettes begin smoking traditional tobacco products within six months.
  • Many people think of vaping as a “healthy alternative” to smoking, but this isn’t necessarily the case.
  • There have been 2,807 hospitalized cases of serious lung injury associated with vaping products, resulting in 68 deaths as of February 2020.
  • Nearly 5,000 children younger than 5 received emergency room treatment for e-liquid nicotine exposure between 2013 and 2017.