WHAT DO YOU NEED YOUR LUNGS FOR?

HERE AT CPR, WE NEED OUR LUNGS TO CHEER FOR ELDORADO HIGH SCHOOL.

CHOOSING NOT TO VAPE CAN HELP YOU THINK CLEARLY
Nicotine in e-cigarettes can lower impulse control and lead to risky behaviors.

HERE ARE THE FACTS.

According to the Surgeon General’s Report “Facing Addiction in America”, vaping by U.S teenagers has reached epidemic levels.1 An article on truthinitiative.org explained that flavors are partially responsible for making vaping more attractive to teens, while somewhat disguising the risks of nicotine dependency for a new generation. 2

It’s no secret that teen cigarette smoking has been declining significantly for years, but according to “E-Cigarette Use Among Illinois Teens 2018,” e-cigarette use is on the rise at rates that surpass past teen cigarette use when teen rates were high. This increase is staggering, and puts teens at risk for addiction and other health consequences. 40% of 10th and 12th grade students surveyed said that there was low or no risk of harming themselves if they use e-cigarettes, which is a clear indication that more education is needed.3



WHAT DO YOU NEED YOUR LUNGS FOR?

WE NEED OUR LUNGS TO TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT ELDORADO HIGH SCHOOL IS DOING.

Nicotine can cause anxiety.
A recent study found that most teens who vaped (Nicotine, THC, or both) experienced anxiety symptoms. This included worries, flashbacks, panic attacks, and anxiety in new situations.
Next time you feel stressed, taking deep breaths can help disrupt anxious thoughts.

HERE ARE THE FACTS.

According to the Surgeon General’s Report “Facing Addiction in America”, vaping by U.S teenagers has reached epidemic levels.1 An article on truthinitiative.org explained that flavors are partially responsible for making vaping more attractive to teens, while somewhat disguising the risks of nicotine dependency for a new generation. 2

Youth Tobacco Use and Vaping in Illinois used the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) data to confirm that cigarette use among high school seniors has declined steadily from approximately 21% in 2008 to slightly more than 5% in 2018, but unfortunately vaping has increased at an alarming rate. In 2016 18.4% of high school seniors reported using e-cigarettes in the last 30 days, and by 2018 that percentage increased to 26.7%. According to the Center for Prevention Research and Development, “this is one of the most dramatic annual changes in youth substance use trends the IYS has ever measured.” It is clear that young people have misinformation about vaping, with 12.1% of Illinois seniors finding no risk associated with e-cigarette use.3