We cannot allow history to repeat itself

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention there is a justifiable amount of evidence to keep the youth of America away form vaping products. These products contain the highly addictive substance nicotine, which has been shown to harm the developing brain.

As a college student at the University of New Hampshire I have seen countless people fall into this nicotine addiction wasting hundreds of dollars a month on the vape juice. I have had multiple friends struggle with quitting for months to no avail. There is a serious problem developing in the youth of America and with no long-term studies on the vaping products I am worried history will repeat itself with yet another generation hopelessly addicted to nicotine.

Vapes are now the most commonly used form of nicotine consumption among youth in the United States and often dual use between tobacco and vape products occurs because of this nicotine addiction. Is this product fulfilling its intended use to help adults quit their addiction or is it enticing kids to start? Interestingly, in a report by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at the request of the FDA, the answer is both.

We cannot allow history to repeat itself; this industry must do more to keep these products away from our youth.

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