Let’s Talk: Help kids understand there is no “safe” cigarette

November 09, 2018

Electronic cigarettes and other vaping products are not safe for youth. Nearly all e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug that can harm the developing adolescent brain. Because the brain is still developing until about age 25, youth and young adult exposure to nicotine can lead to addiction and disrupt attention and learning. No amount of nicotine is safe for youth. 

The Minnesota Department of Health has put out a comprehensive resource guide which includes information for youth, parents/caregivers, school administrators, and other concerned community members. Keep checking this excellent resource guide as it is updated to keep pace with this evolving issue.