Location

Room A150

Advisor(s)

Andrea Stuiber; Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

1-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2019 11:20 AM

Abstract

In today’s society, many teens have the idea that is is cool to vape. This has led to an exponential increase in the number of teenagers addicted to nicotine. This increase is directly caused by nicotine companies, specifically vape companies, presenting their products with appealing and misleading packaging. Indeed, nicotine packages are required to have a warning. However, the warning is usually not taken into consideration, as the warning is not eye-catching. Because of this, we propose that all products containing nicotine, including e-cigarettes, must follow plain packaging regulations. Under plain packaging regulations, companies would be required to have the packaging display a graphic image of the damage to one's health caused by consuming nicotine. In addition, their packaging must resemble what the product is. For example, an e-cigarette must look like a e-cigarette, and it cannot be packaged to resemble something else such as candy. In doing this, we hope to curb the number of teens who consume nicotine products.

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May 1st, 11:00 AM May 1st, 11:20 AM

The Teen Vaping Crisis

Room A150

In today’s society, many teens have the idea that is is cool to vape. This has led to an exponential increase in the number of teenagers addicted to nicotine. This increase is directly caused by nicotine companies, specifically vape companies, presenting their products with appealing and misleading packaging. Indeed, nicotine packages are required to have a warning. However, the warning is usually not taken into consideration, as the warning is not eye-catching. Because of this, we propose that all products containing nicotine, including e-cigarettes, must follow plain packaging regulations. Under plain packaging regulations, companies would be required to have the packaging display a graphic image of the damage to one's health caused by consuming nicotine. In addition, their packaging must resemble what the product is. For example, an e-cigarette must look like a e-cigarette, and it cannot be packaged to resemble something else such as candy. In doing this, we hope to curb the number of teens who consume nicotine products.

 

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