An area pediatrician has made it his mission to maintain e-cigarettes out of the fingers of children.
Dr. Lester Hartman of Westwood-Mansfield Pediatric Associates talks to his sufferers as younger as eight years outdated about vaping.
“I begin with some youngsters as early as eight,” Hartman mentioned. “Principally 10- and 11-year-olds. However one instructor informed me, ‘You must begin in second grade. Simply level it out and say: It is poison.'”
Hartman speaks at faculties and police departments about vaping. His backpack bears the slogan, “Do not be a Juul Fuul,” referring to the favored model of e-cigarette. His automotive, coated in bumper stickers, urges youngsters to say no and fogeys to assist payments that might ban the sale of all vape and tobacco flavors at comfort shops.
“That is essentially the most widespread public well being disaster in adolescent younger adults and soon-to-be late elementary college youngsters,” Hartman mentioned. “It is a true, absolute disaster.”
However vapers and the e-cigarette business tout vaping as a more healthy various to smoking conventional cigarettes and a strategy to kick the behavior.