Sign the Pledge and Say No to Vaping
Project Save A Mouth and Arizona Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons are working together to help educate Tucson and Oro Valley teens about the harmful effects of e-cigarettes and vaping.
In conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month, we want to let everyone know that not only can vaping cause lung damage and disease, it can also negatively impact oral health. Our Stop The Vape campaign encourages everyone to take a moment to consider the health consequences of vaping and to make smarter life choices.
We were so happy to partner with Project Save a Mouth during National Children’s Dental Health Month to Stop The Vape in our region. With your help, we were able to share about the dangers of e-cigarettes and had many students sign our Stop The Vape pledge.
If you didn’t have the opportunity to take our Stop The Vape pledge, please fill out the form below.
The Facts About Vaping:
- After a vape pen exploded, a 17-year-old’s entire jaw was cracked, and a chunk of the bone had been completely shattered. Several of his teeth were missing, and there was a hole in his chin.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in 2018—an increase of about 1.5 million from 2017.
- Even in small doses, inhaling the two primary ingredients found in e-cigarettes—propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin—is likely to expose users to a high level of toxins; the more ingredients a user is inhaling, the greater the toxicity.
- E-cigarettes are not approved by the FDA as a smoking cessation aid.
- Juul® Pods deliver nicotine to the brain 2.7x faster than other e-cigarettes.