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Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:30pm
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Addicted to Vaped Nicotine, Teenagers Have No Clear Path to Quitting

A Harvard addiction medicine specialist is getting calls from distraught parents around the country. A Stanford psychologist is getting calls from rattled school officials around the world. A federal agency has ordered a public hearing on the issue.

Alarmed by the addictive nature of nicotine in e-cigarettes and its impact on the developing brain, public health experts are struggling to address a surging new problem: how to help teenagers quit vaping.

Until now, the storm over e-cigarettes has largely focused on how to keep the products away from minors. But the pervasiveness of nicotine addiction among teenagers who already use the devices is now sinking in — and there is no clear science or treatment to help them stop.

“Nobody is quite sure what to do with those wanting to quit, as this is all so new,” said Ira Sachnoff, president of Peer Resource Training and Consulting in San Francisco, which trains students to educate peers about smoking and vaping. “We are all searching for quit ideas and services for this new nicotine delivery method. It is desperately needed.”

Read more: https://nyti.ms/2RbgJDn

The addictive and physically harmful of nature of nicotine inhaled by vaping has alarmed public health experts.

What did they expect would happen? Nicotine is addictive whether you inhale, snort, or chew it.

Puts me in mind of an old Country Joe ballad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3W7-ngmO_p8

There's plenty good money to be made, selling vapes to children when they are most prone to being addicted rapidly and for life.
And then selling them cures for the rest of their lives.

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