The New Look of Nicotine Addiction

Many of you have no doubt seen an increasing number of news reports about teen vaping, which is on the rise at an alarming rate. Also called “juuling” or “vusing”, vaping occurs when an individual uses an electronic cigarette or similar device to inhale tobacco, flavored nicotine, marijuana, or any of a number of other mixtures.

Just this week, Dr. Monica Bharel, the Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, issued this letter with resources to superintendents and principals to share increasing concerns around adolescent vaping, and the Baker-Polito Administration launched this statewide campaign to raise awareness among students in middle and high school about the dangers of vapes and e-cigarette use. This presentation is given by Mary Cole, Program Coordinator for the Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership.