Vaping Doesn't Mean Safer

Vaping has now become one of the leading causes of death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there have been about 805 vaping injuries and about 12 deaths recently. Most of the vaping-related illnesses are coming from teenagers under the age of 18 who are slowing killing themselves.

Patients who have been taken into a hospital from vaping have reported beginning symptoms like breathing trouble, coughing, chest pain, and exhaustion, officials said, which gradually grow more serious and may result in hospitalization. Most of the patients also encountered diarrhea and vomiting.

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), “...if you are concerned about these specific health risks, you should consider refraining from using e-cigarettes or vaping products.”

Scientists are still learning about the long-term health effects of e-cigarettes. They don’t know the long term effects of vaping yet. All scientists suggest that all teens and young adults should quit vaping before it completely destroys their lungs. E-cigarettes contain aerosol which could also be harmful to the lungs in the long-term.

West CTA sophomore, Brigitte Pace, said “Vaping should come to an end because teens are dying and poisoning themselves to try and look “cool” when with friends.” Teens who vape at a younger age may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

“I believe that if states demand a ban for vaping, the vaping-related illnesses with come to an end,” said sophomore Tivon Laine.

Overall, vaping is a new leading cause of death with 12 individuals now dead. There isn’t much information on how vaping is destroying the lungs but all scientists are pushing everyone to quit before it’s too late.

Photo Caption: Simah Herman, age 18, shown hospitalized from vaping and suffering from serious lung damage.

Photo Credit: LADbible


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