The Surgeon General’s report found that the health effects of nicotine on the developing brain include interruption of the growth of brain circuits that control attention, learning and susceptibility to addiction. Recently, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates there have been 1,479 cases of lung injury and 33 deaths related to e-cigarette use across the United States. E-cigarette products not only contain nicotine but may also contain other harmful substances such heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and cancer-causing chemicals.
On Nov. 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., the Health and Wellness Center will set up a table display with information on tobacco cessation in the Wright-Field Fitness Center, Area B, gym lobby. The HAWC will also be available to provide information about tobacco awareness and cessation tools in the main Army & Air Force Exchange Service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.