May 9, 2019

Vaping, also known as e-cigarettes, has become popular in high schools in Mankato and across the nation. In 2018, 1 in 5 high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past month, according to the Surgeon General.

Vaping is dangerous for our youth. Through an aerosol vapor, they are inhaling harmful chemicals, fine particles and nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development. One of the most popular e-cigarettes is JUUL. One JUUL pod contains 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine!

To spread the word about the dangers of vaping, Project 4 Teens (P4T), Mankato area, created an Anti-Vaping PSA video.

Please watch with your children. We also encourage you to share the video on your social media pages.

Project for Teens are teen volunteers who work to address health-related issues in the Greater Mankato Area. P4T is over 120 students strong from Mankato East, Mankato West, Loyola Catholic, St. Peter and Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial high schools. These awesome teen leaders encourage their peers and middle school students to make healthy and responsible decisions.

The PSA video was funded by the Gordon Graham Family, in his memory, and Mankato Clinic Foundation, and produced by Evan Taylor Productions.

To get more facts and tips on talking to your kids about vaping, click here