Vaping Exposed As Silent Killer Of Youth

Many people consider vaping to be a less harmful option compared to smoking. However, recent studies suggest that there may be potential health concerns linked to the practice.

Research has indicated that vaping has the potential to cause cellular changes that may be linked to cancer, much like the impact of smoking conventional tobacco products. There is growing alarm over the surge in vaping among teenagers and children, as it brings up worries about the potential long-term health consequences.

Metals released by vaping devices, including arsenic, chromium, nickel, and lead, have been associated with a condition known as ‘popcorn lung.’ This condition is quite severe as it causes inflammation in the respiratory system, which can increase the risk of lung infections such as COVID-19. Certain apes and flavors of vape liquid can cause more pronounced reactions, resulting in heightened inflammation and the potential for oral fungi.

Vaping also carries the potential for addiction as it contains nicotine, a substance that triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin, leading to sensations of euphoria and calmness. When someone decides to give up nicotine, they may experience a range of emotions such as irritability, anger, sadness, restlessness, and trouble concentrating. In addition, nicotine has the potential to raise blood pressure and speed up heart rate, which can contribute to the development of cardiovascular conditions such as heart attacks.

The American Heart Association emphasized the potential dangers of long-term vaping, such as cardiac remodeling, that could result in heart failure and heart arrhythmia.

While nicotine is generally considered to have minimal harmful effects, it encourages frequent use of vapes and cigarettes, potentially leading to financial setbacks for individuals trying to support their addiction.

Just like cigarette smoking, statistics indicate that a notable number of children have engaged in vaping despite it being illegal for individuals under 18.