Vaping’s Dirty Little Secrets
From a new lung disease to effects on brain behavior, here’s why you shouldn’t vape.
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5 Smoke Signals to Quit Vaping
You may think vaping is safe, but the truth is that 99% of e-cigarettes contain nicotine, making them highly addictive. Not only are these products addictive, but they also often target younger adults to create lifelong customers. Here are five things that will cause you to think twice before vaping.
1: A Slippery Slope
E-cigarette use among kids is strongly linked to the use of other tobacco products. While vaping is looked at as safe, for non-smokers who never smoked previously, vaping can be a gateway to more traditional tobacco products.
2: Targeting a New Generation
The vaping industry is targeting teens at an alarming rate. Teens are nearly 7X more likely to vape nicotine than adults. Over 70,000 Utah teens have tried e-cigarettes in the past year alone. The best way to avoid vaping is by never starting.
3: The Brain Change
Nicotine is especially harmful to kids, literally changing the way their brain develops. Immediate and long-term effects can include mood disorders, greater inability to focus, lower impulse control, depression, and anxiety.
4: What’s in the Pod?
E-cigarettes contain nicotine, heavy metals and toxic chemicals, including formaldehyde. These chemicals can cause lung disease, as well as cardiovascular disease.
5: A New Lung Disease Linked to Vaping
E-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury (EVALI), initially known as vaping-associated pulmonary illness (VAPI), continues to impact more people. The new name is in response to a growing number of severe lung illness cases related to e-cigarette and vaping products. Learn more about EVALI and how the vaping epidemic increases the urgency for health care professionals researching health effects.
Learn what you can do to combat the dangers of vaping here.
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