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Your mouth is the window to your health.
Tobacco use negatively affects nearly every aspect of oral health, from gingivitis to implant failure.
Dental professionals see the first physical effects of tobacco in the oral cavity (COHTAC). 

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Teen Students

How Teens Are Targeted


Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.


Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.


E-cigarettes, also called vaporizers, are marketed like candy.

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88% of adult smokers started before age 18

How Harmful are E-Cigarettes?

Brain: Vaping nicotine increases the risk of addiction and can affect your memory, mood, and attention.

Lungs: Tiny particles and heavy metals go deep into your lungs, making you cough, weeze, and feel short of breath. 

Heart: Nicotine speeds up your heart, raising blood pressure and increasing the risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease. 

Eyes and Ears: Chemicals in nicotine vaping products are linked to macular degeneration, and thyroid eye disease. Nicotine harms hearing by limiting blood flow to your inner ear.

Skin and Hair: Nicotine ages skin! It can also harm hair follicles, causing hair to fall out.

Nose and Throat: Vaping dries out nasal passages, increases nose bleeds, and contributes to sinus infections.

Teeth: Flavors in vapes weaken the enamel on teeth, leading to more cavities, and contributing to gum disease. 

Bones: Vaping weakens bones, making them more likely to break. 

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