Now! FDA-cleared hair test for nicotine plus a vaping test panel.

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Two new tests from Psychemedics give educators a powerful new tool to help students avoid the risks associated with nicotine use and vaping. These new tests, like all Psychemedics tests, detect substance usage over a 90-day window, enabling you to identify students who are using nicotine, CBD or marijuana and are at risk for lifelong addictions or moves to other substances.

Why did Psychemedics create these two panels?

Certainty of Detection is the most Powerful Deterrent.

Teen substance abuse is once again on a rising tide, and our collective goal is to stem that tide. Especially now, as students return to campuses after a long period out of their normal routines, we should all be diligent. Vaping is epidemic and continues to be a hot topic. In a previous note we pointed out that vaping devices are just that—devices. It is what is vaped that we and our clients run drug screens to detect.

Nicotine, CBD oils and marijuana are the three that pose the real threat to teens. The use of those is what our new Vaping panel is designed to discourage. And the substances being vaped are no less threatening to our youth’s futures now than they ever were. We have created these two panels, priced for the education market to give you Deterrence tools that can help protect young lives. The numbers tell us that they do need our help.

  • 37% of 12th graders reported vaping in 2018
  • 20.8% of 12th graders and 19.5% of 10th graders vaped marijuana in 2018, an increase of more than 2X in the past two years.
  • Each day, nearly 3,200 people younger than 18 smoke their first cigarette. And many experts find vaping nicotine to be the gateway to cigarette use.
    Every day, an estimated 2,100 youth and young adults who have been occasional smokers become daily cigarette smokers.

We have included three links below that we hope will give you information that you can use to educate fellow staff, parents and students as well as let you know what is now available to meet this challenge head on.

Experts Warn That Vaping Nicotine Disrupts Teen Brain Development

This article from the Los Altos Town Crier is full of useful data and information on the effects vaping and nicotine use have on the teen brain. It is a must read.

NEW! Low Priced Test For Nicotine Cleared By The FDA

This press release details the FDA-cleared and just released hair test for nicotine. A standard Psychemedics test, it is priced for the education market and available now.

Purpose-Built Test Deters Teen Vaping of nicotine, CBD, and marijuana.

This data sheet details a new testing panel, designed specifically for the Education market, that delivers the most powerful deterrent to teen vaping available today.