An advisory released by the U.S. Surgeon General says:
"The recent surge in e-cigarette use among youth, which has been fueled by new types of e-cigarettes that have recently entered the market, is a cause for great concern.
"We must take action now to protect the health of our nation's young people. KNOW THE RISKS. TAKE ACTION. PROTECT OUR KIDS."
Parents, in case you're not aware:
Bottom line: It's important for parents to know that their child's continued exposure to e-cigarettes of ANY KIND during adolescence can harm their brain, seriously affecting their ability to learn, remember and maintain focus.
Parents, educate your children on the negative effects of vaping. If they are vaping, help them find ways to break the habit.
And if smoking is hard for you to quit, TCPH offers a free program for adults that can help you become tobacco-free. You can bring your child along too.
Your example and resolve to quit might just help your son or daughter.
Veerinder (Vinny) Taneja
Tarrant County Public Health Director
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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