The CDC reports that in 2018 more than 3 million teenagers are currently vaping and that number is climbing exponentially. Nicotine addiction, exposure to known carcinogens, and substituting cigarettes when they can’t vape, means that an entire generation of children is at risk. There is a huge gap in understanding the true effects of vaping on short and long-term health. A single brand of flavored vape, dominates the market with a 63% share of the multi-billion dollar vape market. Teens today refer to vaping as “Juuling.” It has become cool, accessible, and a very big problem. In November of 2018 Juul Labs announced that it would suspend sales of most of its flavored e-cigarette in retail stores and would discontinue its social media promotions. This is a start, but your children need to be aware of the dangers of Juuling. Because it’s referred to as Juuling, not smoking or vaping, some students may think what they’re doing is harmless. The grade 6,7 and 8 students have been educated in the dangers of this quickly spreading fad in presentations at IHM. Your children’s future health and safety is important to us all.