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Vaping, Nicotine, and the Developing Brain

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The use of vaping devices has reached epidemic proportions among adolescents and even preteens. Many young people are unaware that most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, a highly addictive chemical that can harm brain development. In this program, diverse adolescents describe how they became addicted to nicotine as a result of vaping. A neuroscientist and physician explain how nicotine changes the adolescent brain and can harm the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control.

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