Talking to kids about e-cigarettes

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It’s important to talk to kids and young adults about e-cigarettes with it being the most commonly used tobacco product among their age group in the U.S. In fact, young people are target customers for tobacco products.

“Today’s teenager is tomorrow’s potential regular customer…the smoking patterns of teenagers are particularly important to Phillip Morris.”

- Myron E. Johnston

When talking to kids and young adults it’s important for parents to know their facts about these non-traditional tobacco products. One of the most important facts to share with your kids is that the aerosol is not harmless water vapor and it usually contains the highly addictive drug nicotine. Other harmful products such as cancer causing chemicals, artificial flavoring, hard metals such as nickel, tin, and led are often present in the e-cigarette liquid.

 

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