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The American Heart Association has launched a new campaign to prevent teenagers from smoking e-cigarettes

2021/09/03|Knowledge

According to vapingpost, on September 2, the American Heart Association (AHA) launched a social media activity to educate teenagers about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

The campaign encourages teenagers to deal with their flavored e-cigarettes. The goal is to collect a total of 500 devices.

Prevention of electronic cigarette smoking among teenagers

The American Heart Association in central Kentucky and heart ball sponsor white Greer & Maggard orthodontics jointly launched a social media event, which introduced the stories of will (a student athlete who started smoking e-cigarettes at the age of 14) and Claire (who started smoking e-cigarettes at the age of 9).

The campaign encourages teenagers to discard e-cigarettes in any of the 20 locations set up by white Greer & Maggard orthodontics, with the goal of collecting a total of 500 devices. " Although vacuuming seems safer than smoking, nicotine in vacuuming bags can lead to increased blood pressure and heart rate, arterial stenosis, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, impulsivity and learning difficulties. That's why white, Greer & Maggard orthodontics is working with the American Heart Association to educate people in central Kentucky about the harmful effects of vaping, "said Dr. Stan Ferguson of white, Greer & Maggard orthodontics.

The campaign encourages teenagers to process their e-cigarettes in 20 locations set up by white Greer & Maggard orthodontics. The goal is to collect a total of 500 e-cigarette devices“ Although e-cigarettes seem safer than smoking, nicotine in e-cigarettes can lead to increased blood pressure and heart rate, narrowed arteries, irritability, mood swings, anxiety, impulsivity and learning difficulties. That's why white Greer & Maggard orthodontics works with the American Heart Association to educate people throughout central Kentucky about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes, "said Dr. Stan Ferguson of white Greer & Maggard orthodontics.

The American Tobacco Association recently launched a website called "tobacco endgame" promoted by young people. The website also introduces the personal experience of young smokers, but also gives teenagers the opportunity to contact the author directly to understand how they can create a healthier community by speaking freely.

At the same time, the American Lung Association (ALA) launched a similar activity to provide students who smoke e-cigarettes on campus with more effective options than class suspension.

Electronic cigarette free school program

One of the goals of the e-cigarette free school program is to provide educators with more effective strategies than suspension to deal with young smokers arrested in schools. The reason we want an alternative suspension plan is that if you stop school because children use a very addictive substance, they are more likely to stay at home and smoke marijuana. They miss the opportunity to receive education, said Ellen Penrod, executive director of the American Lung Association in Colorado, where the high school tobacco use rate is 28%.

The program includes a ten week program for caught students to complete the whole smoking cessation process. Each school spends $400 to establish these programs. To this end, AHA launched the e-cigarette free school scholarship fund, which aims to raise US $400000 by the end of 2021 to provide services to 1000 schools. Any school can apply for the fund. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association (ALA).

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