It’s been around for over a decade, but vaping’s popularity exploded in 2017, taking many families, schools and healthcare providers by surprise. Vaping, or Juuling (named after a popular vape device called JUUL), is the inhalaing and exhaling of an aerosol produced using a vape device.
Nearly one in three high school seniors tried vaping in the past year.1 With advertising geared toward teens and young adults, devices designed to attract attention and thousands of flavors to choose from, the expectation is that growth will continue.
For every story touting the benefits of vaping, there is an equal number raising concerns about its risks. The information here and in the accompanying vaping guide is meant to help you understand vaping, its appeal to youth and what research has to say about the known and unknown risks.