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April 5, 2022

E-Cigarette Usage Among the Youth

E-Cigarette Infographic

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Midori Flores

I am a first-generation, senior Environmental Science major with a Biology minor and will be graduating in May 2022. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, I am very excited to move to Boston, MA soon to start my PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health at Harvard University where I hope to study Space Toxicology.

I am currently the President of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) St. Mary’s chapter, Founder and Vice President of StMU Humanitarians, and have been a MARC U*STAR scholar for almost 2 years. I also angle myself as a business-scientist, as I have authored a children’s book (We Are All Human) and avidly market it to bookstores/bookshops. In my summers as a St. Mary’s student, I have completed research projects at Michigan State University, Rutgers University, and with University of Louisville.

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Recent Comments

Sophia Solis

Hello, Midori. Your infographic caught my attention greatly, and I truly feel this is a topic that should be discussed more among young teenagers. I have a couple of friends that regularly use these products (particularly the vape pens), and, although I respect their choice to do whatever they please, I am mainly concerned about their health, which is something you definitely pointed out on your graphic. I have seen what these products are capable of doing to our youth and beyond, so your infographic can most certainly contribute to the prevention of E-cigarette usage. Great job, and congratulations on your nomination!

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25/04/2022

1:50 pm

Brissa Campos Toscano

Hey Midori! Congratulations on your nomination! You have done an excellent job in your format and writing style. I got interested in your article as it talked about a topic that surrounds teenagers every time, cigarettes and drugs. Thanks to your article I could understand more about this topic and get important information with references. Your infographic opens the space for students to learn in an accessible format the consequences of taking cigarettes and how they can impact their lives. Again, Congratulations!

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26/04/2022

1:50 pm

Paula Ferradas Hiraoka

Hello Midori, First of all, congratulations on your nomination and getting your infographic published! Your topic’s choice is pretty interesting, considering that nowadays, teenagers are more attracted to cigarettes, drugs, and popularizing e-cigarettes. Your infographic opens the space for students to learn in an accessible format the consequences of taking cigarettes and how they can impact their lives. Overall, great work and good luck!

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26/04/2022

1:50 pm

Joseph Fierros, Esq.

Midori, This is great information. E-cigarettes, vape pens, etc. were not an issue when I was a student, but their prevalence is certainly noticeable now. To me it seems that the use of vape pens and e-cigarettes are more common place than cigarette use. Your statistics showing the increase in adolescent tobacco use tends to support that as well. This unsettling regression gives the impression that any efforts to thwart adolescent tobacco use is failing. However, I am hopeful that students like you are making an effort to shed light on the associated health risks and that so many of your colleagues are also showing concern. Thank you for putting this together, and again well done.

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27/04/2022

1:50 pm

Jesslyn Schumann

Hi Midori! I wanted to say congratulations on the nomination for best infographic! Overall, it was short and sweet but still got the point across. It let readers like me to easily follow along and know the harms of e-cigs and how it has influenced the new generation. I have had a lot of friends go through phases with these things so I understand how harmful and impactful it can be to those who use it. Good luck at the award ceremony!

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30/04/2022

1:50 pm

Hoa Vo

Hi Midori, it is a really well decorated and informative infographic, you deserved this nomination. I saw some of my friends did ask me if I want to try e-cigarettes and told me that it is not as harmful as a normal cigarette but I knew that it was misinformation. They caused a lot of problem to our health and their smell were not nice also. Especially for this adolescent age, it was a waste of money to purchase and addict to them.

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01/05/2022

1:50 pm

Jacob Adams

In my view, vaping has some good things about it, the bottom line is that vaping is not as harmful actual cigarettes. 6 years ago vaping helped my dad quit smoking, and it saved his life. My dad has struggled with asthma all his life, when I was a kid I associated my dad with constant coughing, wheezing, and puffing on his inhaler. However, when my my dad started vaping, he rarely ever shows any symptoms at all and now he doesn’t smoke at all. So, whenever I see anti-vaping propaganda I roll my eyes, its not going to keep kids from getting there hands on more dangerous substances. Instead, teach kids to value themselves to a point where they aren’t going to self medicate when school stresses them out.

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19/09/2022

1:50 pm

Kayla Braxton-Young

I want to start off by saying Congratulations on your award. This is a really good article and it really focuses on the issues that we as teens and young adults are having. As life continues to go on, you see more and more people smoking vapes and e-cigarettes. I feel as though some people just do it for fun, while others really do need it, as it helps them to focus and not stress as much. I really enjoyed this article and how you provided a lot of important information about something that has risen in the world.

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19/09/2022

1:50 pm

Idaly Oropeza

Congratulations on your award. Personally I have never vaped. The risks and affects that e cigarettes can have on your body aren’t worth it for me. I think your infographic has some great information and brings awareness to young kids who want to start. In my opinion, when young kids start vaping, it’s not necessarily for the feeling it gives you it’s more of trying to fit in.

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19/09/2022

1:50 pm

Jocelyn Elias

Hello Midori, I appreciate this informational e-cigarette poster that you’ve created. I feel like it’s very important to recognize that many teens have now started to use drugs because they think it’s a trend. you also implemented facts about withdrawals which can happen when people use these types of Narcotics for long periods of time. I think you should add more information about the withdrawal symptoms that come with vaping or any use of e-cigarettes. Other than that great poster.

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02/10/2022

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