Bismarck – There’s new research regarding the use of electronic cigarettes and today’s youth.
And the news is not good.
A recent report by the American College of Cardiology shows that young adults who admit to using e-cigs are much more likely to have a heart attack or develop heart disease compared to those who don’t.
The study went on to say that E-cig users were 56-percent more likely to suffer a heart attack and 30-percent more likely to have a stroke.
We talked with County Health Department and they say many young adults don’t understand how dangerous these products are.
“With the Juul’s, which are highly popular among youth and young adults right now, is that one Juul pod has as much niccotine as one pack of cigaretts, and so about 200 puffs.” Said Jordyn Schaefbauer: Tobacco Prevention Specialist with Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health.
She adds many young kids are tricked into buying the product because the tobacco company’s mask the products to look like candy or other sweet items.