Nicotine Impact On Teen Brains
Last updated 7/26/2021 at 10am
The human brain develops long past teenage years. Studies show that the brain does not finish developing fully until approximately age 25, leaving the teenage and young adult brain very susceptible to outside influences which can both positively and negatively affect brain development.
Nicotine, for example, is chemical that impacts the developing brain – increasing the future risk of substance use disorder and lower memory retention – and should be avoided at all costs. With vaping on the rise among teenagers, and now even some elementary school aged children, it is imperative that a...