Vaping in schools has become an epidemic.
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that use a heating element to heat e-liquid, typically containing nicotine, from a cartridge that produces a chemical-filled aerosol. Many e-liquids or “e-juice” come in fruit flavors, making them appealing to kids. E-cigarettes come in many forms and can look like everyday products like pens, USB flash drives, phones, and tubes of lipstick. JUUL is currently the most popular e-cigarette for teens. JUUL’s look like a USB flash drive and produces little visible aerosol when being used. Many JUUL pods contain high levels of nicotine—one JUUL pod claims to contain roughly the same amount of nicotine as one pack of cigarettes.
Are vapes less harmful than cigarettes?
No, The surgeon general has concluded that e-cigarette aerosol is not safe at all. They contain potentially harmful ingredients including formaldehyde and acrolein, both cause irreversible lung damage. Also, vapes contain nicotine which gets users hooked on them.
E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco products among high school students with 20% using at least one tobacco product.
So what can you do to help detect and deter vaping on campus? The Flysense sensor works 24/7 to detect vaping in places cameras cannot go. Flysense uses patented technology that can sense vape particulates and THC in the air. Once triggered, Flysense sends real-time alerts via SMS and email to staff.
Flysense has helped thousands of schools across the world fight the vaping epidemic in schools. Get in touch today and learn more about how Flysense will help your institution with vaping.