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September 25, 2023

Nicotine vapes can contain as much nicotine as 600 cigarettes. High amounts of nicotine can cause addiction. Parents need to understand how prevalent vaping is and the serious health risks it can inflict upon our youth. Learn how you can protect your kids from this growing threat. Talk to your kids today. For conversation starters, visit

A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte is an initiative of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation dedicated to supporting efforts to promote smoking cessation and smoke-free spaces throughout the region.

PDNHF Initiative: A Smoke-Free Paso del Norte

Although current youth smoking rates have decreased, the use of electronic cigarettes and youth vaping has now overtaken smoking. According to the recent National Youth Tobacco Survey, E-cigarettes were the most commonly ever used tobacco product overall. Less is known about vaping, but science confirms that nicotine negatively affects the adolescent brain and is addictive. E-cigarette use among youth also is linked with use of other tobacco products as well as alcohol and marijuana abuse.

Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.

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Foundation Staff: Audrey Garcia

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