“Vaping, or the use of battery-powered electronic cigarettes, has skyrocketed in recent years.”
It has been a while that vapes have taken over the markets but for the last two years, the growing trend has taken so many lives. While vaping, the element which is heated in the e-cigarette ignites the chemical mixture also known as a pod. The liquid is converted to vapours that we then inhale. It contains the addictive chemical in the form of flavours which tend to attract youngsters.
Not only adults but even children as young as 11 years are struggling due to serious addictions e-cigarettes. Vapes are another name for E-cigarettes. Though people are leaving traditional cigarettes for the new trends, we need to understand that this is even more harming to our health. This fast spreading trend is alarming and we should be aware of it.
Vaping Health Risks
Vaping is a very simple way to inhale nicotine in your body. Nicotine, which is highly addictive can also affect our brain development.
- Highly Addictive
- Slows down brain development in youngsters
- Affect Memory
- Increase the chances of other addictions in future
E-Cigarettes Can Also:
- Irritate, damage and scar the lungs
- Encourages other forms of smoking
Side Effects Of Vaping Are:
- Dry mouth
- Dry skin
- Dry eyes
Vaping is not only used to smoke nicotine or flavours but is also used to vape marijuana.
There Are No Treatments For Teenage Addicts
Inhaling vapes and cigarettes is undoubtedly pleasurable but the long term effects are to be taken notice about. As compared to cigarettes, vapes are typically smooth and topped up with flavours to attract youngsters. The sad part is that medications currently available in the market are not suitable for children or teens. Unfortunately, the larger amount of addicts are also teens. But whatever happens, we can’t leave them unattended and untreated.
People saying, that e-cigarettes are safe should stop and also ask e-cigarette companies to stop making these unauthorized risk claims. Youth hear us and they’ll follow whatever the upcoming trend it. We need to stop promoting this concept that it helps adults to stop smoking. There is no solid proof and evidence available to support this statement.
Studies done recently show that there is almost 15 percent of the e-cigarette adult users that converted into cigarette smokers. According to the studies, most people who use vapes are between 18 to 24 years. Making it nearly 2.8 million users in this age group. Almost half the users were under the age of 35.
Detail Courtesy (https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/smoking/54345)
Vaping Is Extremely Dangerous For Heart And Lungs
Vaping encourages a heavy amount of toxic chemicals to spread in our body, even after a single use. It is said that the E-cigarette devices deliver comparatively lower levels of nicotine than other traditional cigarettes. Yet, the people who are regular e-cigarette users and the people exposed to air pollution have similar levels of nicotine in their system. It is as bad as getting second hand smoke. The situation eventually leads you to severe cases of lung diseases. According to some studies and researches, e-cigarette flavours may induce early signs of cardiovascular disease leading to cardiac arrest, stroke and even death.
How To Minimize The Side Effects
1. Dry Mouth and Skin Issues
If you experience any of these issues, drinking plenty of fluids can dramatically minimize the condition.
High rate of nicotine will cause dizziness. You might want to lower your nicotine strength down to feel better.
If you’re vaping higher nicotine flavours and e-liquids, you might experience different types of allergies. Try to switch to a little lighter versions of e-liquids to help soothe your allergies.
4. Canker Sores
You should be careful before putting anything into your mouth. It should always be clean, especially the e-cig mouthpiece that tends to spread a lot of bad hygiene and can also develop canker sores. Try not to share it with anyone else.
If you or someone around you is suffering from any type of addiction you need to get them help. Talk to a professional so they can get a normal life like any other person. To find the right doctor, log on to Marham.pk or call 03111222398 to book an online consultation.
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