Parent Presentation on Vaping

According to the website Power to the Parent, vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the water vapor produced by an electric device called vaporizer. Currently, the most popular devices used by teens are e-cigarettes, hookahs and hookah pens.

Dripping refers to the practice of applying nicotine liquid directly to the heated coils of an e-cigarette or other vaporizer to produce thick clouds of nicotine vapor. A new Yale University study of high school students in Connecticut, published in the journal Pediatrics, suggested that the approach was gaining favor among teenagers as a way to produce more flavorful clouds of vapor and “a stronger throat hit.”

Of the teenagers who reported using e-cigarettes, about a fourth said they had hacked the devices to allow dripping. Manufacturers, he added, have already caught on to the dripping trend and created vaping devices that feature exposed coils, allowing users easier access to drip their liquid manually.

Please visit Power to the Parent to learn more about vaping and other relevant topics.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse has published the following information gathered from a study entitled Monitoring the Future which collected student reported data regarding drug use.