The growing popularity of vaping is putting teens at risk for serious health complications. Vaping with an e-cigarette was considered safer than using tobacco products. The vapor from e-cigarettes actually delivers cancer-causing chemicals to your body. E-cigarette vapors contain nicotine, which is habit-forming and addictive, and other toxins.

Originally, these devices were meant to replace cigarettes and were considered safer because of the lower amount of nicotine. The fun, fruit-flavor infused liquid that goes into an e-cigarette is attractive to young adolescents and teens. Many teens are addicted to vaping and use the e-cigarettes in schools and on school campuses, and sometimes in the classroom.

Parents might not be familiar with vaping, what is in the oils, and the vaping apparatuses. Parents should learn more about vaping and recognize the devices. A JUUL is an electronic cigarette that looks like a memory stick or thumb drive often used to transfer documents or photos from home to work or school.

The device is plugged into a USB port, which provides a charge for the user to take a hit. The device uses flavored cartridges that can be appealing to teens. Each pod has about 200 puffs, which is equivalent to a pack of cigarettes.

The vaping devices are small enough to hide in a person’s hand or pocket and can easily go undetected by parents or school staff. Tobacco or nicotine-infused products are harmful to a person’s health.

The liquid used when vaping can cause scar buildup and permanent damage to the lungs. In addition, a majority of the flavorings contain chemicals that are harmful to the lungs. E-cigarette liquids are poisonous when ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. The candy and fruit-flavored substances are appealing to young children and adolescents. These liquids can cause severe skin irritation due to accidental exposure.

A person who suffers with depression, anxiety, or other mental health complications is at higher risk of developing an addiction to vaping than individuals without mental health issues. Vaping is very harmful to a person’s health, but there is hope for recovery from a vaping addiction.

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