Students to call on vaping companies to stop deceiving the public and marketing to youth on #QuitLying Day

Utica, January 16, 2020 — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, along with Whitesboro Central School District are hosting #QuitLying Day on January 16th that will give students the opportunity to demand accountability by e-cigarette companies for spending millions marketing products directly to youth.

The number of teens who vape has more than doubled in just the past two years, to 5 million, according to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey. More than 1 in 4 high school students report vaping.

In addition, e-cigarettes can contain unusually high levels of nicotine – in fact, one e-cigarette pod can contain at least as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes. Youth who vape are particularly susceptible to nicotine addiction, which rewires the developing brain.

Lockwood Law

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