Where do today's teenagers learn to vape?

E-cigarettes only from the age of 18

Hello kids Have you ever heard of cigarettes that taste like strawberry, vanilla or chocolate? They really do exist and they are called e-cigarettes.

Danger to children and adolescents

Researchers have found that a large number of children and adolescents have tried these e-cigarettes before. To be precise, every seventh child between the ages of 12 and 17 has smoked with it. This also applies to e-hookahs. Children think that this is not dangerous because they taste like strawberry, vanilla, chocolate or there are many other flavors.

There is no smoke

In contrast to real cigarettes, e-cigarettes do not produce any smoke and they also do not smoke nicotine, which is so dangerous for the human organism. Up until now, it was allowed in Germany for young people under the age of 18 to buy such e-cigarettes. The federal government wants to ban this now. In the future, only people over the age of 18 will be allowed to smoke such e-cigarettes or e-shishas. It has been found that these flavorings are also harmful to health when they evaporate. A separate bill has now been passed for this purpose. It doesn't matter whether these e-cigarettes taste like nicotine or not. Under the age of 18 you can no longer buy these e-cigarettes on the Internet.

Explanation of difficult words:

E-cigarettes are electronic cigarettes. These have a battery, such as in a cell phone. When the e-cigarettes are switched on, they vaporize a liquid and the resulting vapor is inhaled.

E-hookahs are a variant of e-cigarettes. E-hookahs often look like pens or ballpoint pens, and many are printed in bright colors.

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