As per the Center for Disease Control, one pod from an E- Cigarette is equivalent to smoking one complete pack of regular cigarettes.
The Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition tells that it is becoming a bigger problem for teenagers.
“There are a lot of youngsters who are more accessible to e-cigarettes and other tobacco products,” told Tobacco Coalition specialist, Daisy Board.
The CDC reported that there are a total of 3.6 million tobacco users across the nation and almost half of them are of high school age or even younger.
“The FDA has already called it an epidemic. If its 3.6 mn in the United States, it’s surely hitting Cameron County as well,” says Board.
Although E-cigs are known to be a safer alternative, it does not really mean that the product is safe.
As per the Board, teenagers are known to be the largest consumers of E-cigs and the coalition is presently working alongside the Brownsville Police Department to make sure that teens do not have easy access to it.
They are also planning to propose a curriculum to the Brownsville Independent School District for educating students about the dangers of E-cigs.