Last updated on Jun 23rd, 2021 at 04:12 pm
The vaping trend is just not going away. More and more people are blowing candy scented clouds of smoke in the air
While vaping has not been proven to increase your risk of lung cancer or heart disease more than smoking traditional cigarettes, it is more dangerous for different reasons.
Vaping is ‘cool’
From the flavour blends to the attractive e-cigarette designs, vaping looks and smells cool making it very attractive to younger users.
According to affinity health, vaping is the most used nicotine product by teens and even tweens.
“Although e-cigarettes have been around for more than ten years, vaping among teens is on the rise. Estimates suggest that E-cigarettes are now the most commonly used tobacco product among adolescents,” says Murray Hewlett, CEO of Affinity Health.
You could forget you are actually smoking
The drawbacks of smoking cigarettes; the unpleasant smell, irritation from the people around you and the hassle of finding a lighter are not as harsh when vaping.
With the sweet scents available, vaping seen as a healthier alternative. It is also seen as a way out for those looking to quit smoking, but, there is a possibility of addiction with vaping as well.
It isn’t always just nicotine
Vaping is experimental and cutting edge, it is tempting to veer off the tried and tested and try something new.
“Some teens use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana, THC oil, and other dangerous chemicals. Besides irritating the lungs, these drugs can impact how your teen thinks, acts, and feels,” says Affinity Health.
Although the temptation and the risk of parents not finding out for a long time is mainly an issue with teenagers.
The possibility of casual marijuana use and the use of other dangerous substances exists for all vapers as does the health risk.
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