Yale Neurobiologist Shares New Findings About the Dangers of Nicotine for Young Vape Users

April 27th, 2020

Candy-like flavors may have hooked many young vape users initially, but the true danger of vaping products for teenagers comes from nicotine.

In response to high teen vaping rates, one researcher at Yale University is digging deep into the dangerous truth of teen vaping and the impacts of early tobacco use. 

Neuroscientist Marina Picciotto has researched the long-term effects of nicotine exposure on developing brains in mice and has found that nicotine-exposed adolescent mice had structural changes to their brain cells, altering how information was sent through the brain. The nicotine-exposed mice were also more sensitive to stress, responding to very low stimuli that didn’t faze other mice. 

Read more about the study from Science Magazine >>