LOCAL ANTI-VAPING RESOURCES
As we learn more about how it can get ugly for teens who vape, more and more great resources are becoming available, including some in our area.

Right here in Jacksonville, a great place to visit is Tobacco-Free Jacksonville , a community partnership of adults and youth with a whole section of its website devoted to the issue of underage vaping.
 
At the state level, Tobacco Free Florida has informative stats, facts and helpful insights on the dangers of vaping at their site. 
 
Spend a few minutes with Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). These Florida teens are taking a stand against e-cigs and other vaping devices. Their work, made possible with the support of Tobacco Free Florida and the Florida Department of Health, is youth oriented, youth driven, and well worth your time.
 
WHAT VAPING DOES TO YOUNG PEOPLE
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Think E-Cigs Can’t Harm Teens’ Health?
American Association for the Advancement of Science - UTEP researcher studies effects of teen vaping on the brain and behavior
American Lung Association – The Impact of E-Cigarettes on the Lung
 
 
THE HARM INFLICTED BY NICOTINE
ScienceNews for Students - Explainer: The nico-teen brain
National Institute on Drug Abuse – Mind Matters: The Body’s Response to Nicotine, Tobacco and Vaping
Science – Teen vaping is bad. Nicotine makes it worse, says researcher
American Lung Association – What it means to be “Nic-Sick”
 
HIDDEN DANGERS
Insider.com - Nicotine vape juice may contain ingredients like formaldehyde and a chemical used in weed killer. Here’s what they can do to your body.
American Chemical Society - E-cigarettes can damage DNA
Drugwatch - E-Cigarette Ingredients
Healthline - Chemicals Used in E-Cig Flavors Are Toxic and We’ve Known for Decades
Healthline - Vaping Without Nicotine: Are There Still Side Effects?
 
5 COMMONLY INHALED VAPING COMPONENTS
Formaldehyde 
National Cancer Institute: Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk
MedicalNewsToday: The truth about formaldehyde in e-cigarettes
 
Heavy Metals 
Study: Lead and Other Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette ‘Vapors’
Forbes: The Vaping Drama Gets Even Worse: Study Finds Dangerous Heavy Metals In Some Types Of E-Cigarette Vapors
 
Glycerol / Glycerin 
Drugs.com: Glycerol Side Effects
News Medical Life Sciences: aping propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine may lead to lung inflammation
 
Diacetyl 
Environmental Health Perspectives: Flavoring Chemicals in E-Cigarettes: Diacetyl, 2,3-Pentanedione, and Acetoin in a Sample of 51 Products, Including Fruit-, Candy-, and Cocktail-Flavored E-Cigarettes
Healthline: Popcorn Lung and Vaping: What’s the Connection?
Harvard School of Public Health: Common e-cigarette chemical flavorings may impair lung function
 
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) 
American Lung Association: Volatile Organic Compounds
Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Adolescent Exposure to Toxic Volatile Organic Chemicals From E-Cigarettes