It used to be somewhat easy catching your teen or youngster doing things like smoking (hello, one sniff and it’s pretty obvious), but with ever-changing technology in this day and age, it can be almost impossible to tell what your child is really doing — or trying to hide from you.
According to an original report by CBS 2 Chicago, e-cigarette smoking is on the rise, especially among high school students.
In a video posted to YouTube (because naturally, that’s what this generation does when they do ANYTHING), one teen says e-cigarettes are “the best,” while another boasts that smoking these devices “taste like candy.” A pretty far cry from what smoking cigarettes used to be like, in my honest opinion.
On top of the appealing taste, e-cigarette devices can be hard to spot. According to CBS 2, some “look like flash drives and recharge when plugged into a laptop” and are also “smaller and easy to hide.”
Not only are e-cigarette manufacturers marketing their product toward children and teens, many kids are unaware of the amount of nicotine they’re consuming when they smoke e-cigs. According to the report, one “pod” (or cartridge) is equal to one pack of cigarettes, which is terrifying for a couple reasons. One of the scariest has to be the way nicotine affects brain development in teens and young adults.
The other is what else this smoking trend leads to…
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