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Nicotine = Brain Poison

Vaping is linked to serious mental health problems in teens.

What’s the connection between nicotine and mental health? It’s not pretty. In teens, nicotine causes new and worsening emotional problems, including symptoms of anxiety, depression and ADHD. Scroll for more resources on the teen vaping epidemic and its harmful impact on mental health.

1 in 4 Oklahoma high schoolers report vaping in the last 30 days.
Vaping DOUBLES the risk of a depression diagnosis.
9 out of 10 vapers who quit felt less stressed, anxious or depressed.
1 in 4 Oklahoma high schoolers report vaping in the last 30 days.
Vaping DOUBLES the risk of a depression diagnosis.
9 out of 10 vapers who quit felt less stressed, anxious or depressed.
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Explore the troubling relationship between the teen mental health crisis and a vaping epidemic that’s sweeping school campuses.

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Teens are nearly 7x more likely to vape nicotine than adults.

Tips for Talking to Your Kids

It’s never too early — or late — to talk with your kids about the dangers of vaping and tobacco.

Teens are nearly 7x more likely to vape nicotine than adults.

Tips for Talking to Your Kids

It’s never too early — or late — to talk with your kids about the dangers of vaping and tobacco.