Vaping: What Sonoma parents need to know – Sonoma Index-Tribune

More information on vaping is available at:

Office of the U.S. Surgeon General – e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/getthefacts.html

The National Institute on Drug Abuse – drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/electronic-cigarettes-e-cigarettes

The Centers for Disease Control – cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm655051a2.htm

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse – centeronaddiction.org/e-cigarettes

The New York Times – tinyurl.com/y6wwf9x9

The Cut – thecut.com/2016/07/teens-are-vaping-just-like-teens-used-to-smoke.html

According to a survey released earlier this month, vaping and marijuana use are now more common among teens than cigarette smoking, with nearly one in three 12th graders reporting using some kind of vaping device in the last year. The survey of eighth, 10th and 12th graders confirmed that teenagers’ use of alcohol, tobacco, prescription opioids and other stimulants has either dropped or remained static at last year’s record-low levels, but that the popularity of vaping continues to rise.

The study went on to say that when 12th-graders were asked what they believed was in the vaping mist, more than half (51.8 percent) said, “just flavoring,” even though the devices are most often sold with nicotine.

The New York Times quotes Thomas J. Glynn, a former director of cancer

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