Harvey County 30-Day Use of E-cigarettes: 11.89%*
11.89% doesn't seem like a huge percent, but when you look at high school seniors in Harvey County, 29.29% of seniors report that they have used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days. This is up from 9.33% in 2018.
Vaping continues to be a growing issue among Harvey County youth.
*Many youth do not equate e-cigarettes with many vaping devices such as JUULs
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among high school youth
from 2017 to 2018.
- 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey
Quick facts about America's JUUL phenomenon
One JUUL pod contains the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes, making it highly addictive
Plugs into a USB port to charge, conveniently looks like a flash drive
Nicotine delivered in an aerosol, not a vapor. Vapor is water, aerosols are made up of particles and chemicals, most of which do not have sufficient research on long term effects
In August of 2017, JUUL comprised 24% of all e-cigarette sales, and by October of 2018, JUUL accounted for 75% of all e-cigarette sales.
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