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Senior Capstone Project Poster, Nebraska College Preparatory Academy/Grand Island Senior High School 2019. University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Copyright © 2019 Jaden Melgoza


This research examines the chemical known as nicotine. Specifically, the popularity of electronic cigarettes, use of nicotine in adolescents, the possible e!ects of nicotine use among adolescents, and the possible negative outcomes that can derive from vaping and use of electronic cigarettes. This research also establishes the popularity of e-cigs and the epidemic of teen use in the current day. The shocking reality is that many kids are hooked on nicotine and it is a growing problem across the country.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams` ● More than 3.6 million U.S. youth have or use electronic cigarettes ● Believes nicotine should not be used by anyone, especially adolescents

Grand Island Public Schools Experience ● Many kids in district have been caught ● Trying to help put an end to epidemic

Profesor Giuseppe Di Giovanni’s research ● Conducted research on rats ● Found there are positive effects of nicotine on certain individuals

FDA Study Conducted in 2009 ● Found carcinogens and other toxic chemicals within vapor