US Surgeon General Issues Rare Advisory for E-Cigarette Use
The US Surgeon General issued an advisory, urging “aggressive steps” be taken to prevent e-cigarette brands from getting millions of teenagers addicted to their products.??????Although it’s illegal for people under the age of 18 to buy e-cigarettes, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals and government officials should all take action to keep children from using them.????USA Today reports Adams even said parents should ban the use of tobacco or vapes in their homes, and quit smoking themselves.????In an interview he said regarding nicotine, ““It can impair learning and memory for people under 25, [and] prime the brain for addiction to other substances..”????In his advisory, Adams, singled out Juul, which now controls more than 75% of the e-cigarette market in the US.??????He noted that one juul pod contains the same amount of nicotine as a pack of cigarettes.??????Federal numbers show an estimated 3.6 million US teens are using e-cigarettes, which is 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students.??????????