Teen Smoking & Vaping On the Rise in Atlanta
By contactus@priority-pediatrics.com
May 14, 2019
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Teen Smoking, Vaping On The Rise In Atlanta, Georgia.

 

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (5/10) reported that “smoking among teens...is on the rise nationwide and in metro Atlanta, and a likely part of the reason is a new technology – e-cigarettes – that allows students to sneak hits of nicotine and other substances banned on school grounds.” Although “many young users don’t know it, e-cigarettes deliver high levels of nicotine, raising fears about the impact on the sensitive, developing brains of young people and hooking a new generation on the potent drug.” Dr. Rachel Boykan, “a co-author of a study released last month by The American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the executive committee of the academy’s section on tobacco control,” said, “The subjects in our study who used vaping devices described much more addictive behavior than the ones who smoked (regular) cigarettes. ... The high concentration of nicotine itself is a concern.”

 

 

 

 

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