Teen addiction to e-cigarettes can be stopped (includes documentary)

E-cigarette use has become a rampant problem among today’s youth, so much so that it has sparked an epidemic. This is a troubling sign for our society.

In order to bring awareness to the damage this epidemic is causing in our youth, we talked to some current and former e-cigarette users. They discussed how they began to pick up the habit, and how it ultimately affected their health. We also got the chance to speak with two experts on the topic: Dr. Wasim Maziak, a Florida International University’s expert on e-cigarette research in the youth, and Erica Echeverri, a former teacher who witnessed what these devices did to her students.

This mini-documentary aims to bring awareness to the severity of the above-discussed issues, showcasing how e-cigarette companies have advertised to young people.

We hope to inform those watching who may be suffering that there is help. Tobacco Free Florida offers resources tFhat can help those in need begin their journey away from addiction.

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Jonathan Casaverde Maimon is a senior majoring in Digital Communications with a track in Digital Journalism as well as a minor in International Relations. When they graduate, they plan on obtaining a master’s in political communications and continuing to work in Washington DC.


Estefano Lopez is a senior majoring in Digital + Interactive Media at Florida International University. Born and raised in Miami, he grew up around all sorts of different cultures and is a believer that people can and should do good in the world. In the future, he would like to work in the film industry, particularly as a filmmaker.

Yenifer is a senior at Florida International University majoring in digital communications and media. After graduation, she plans to work in the radio entertainment industry and work as a radio personality.