The Scary Truth About Vaping

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The Scary Truth About Vaping

Lynelle Has

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Vaping has become one of the more dangerous things to do in America with unknown additives causing lung disease and even death. Many of those affected by vaping are in the high school and junior high setting as it has become very common now and a lot of people use it daily. Vaping, which is the act of inhaling and exhaling aerosol known as vapor, can often times contain particles of very toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer, respiratory diseases, and heart diseases.

Studies have shown that from 2017 to 2019, an increase of 12th graders that vape went from 11% to 25%. For 10th graders it went from 8% to 20% and for 8th graders 4% to 9%. Vaping has also increased among college students from 2017 to 2018. Many students are vaping daily and this is terrible because this is messing up their young and precious lungs. These young children don’t know or even understand the risk they are putting their bodies at by vaping. There have even been cases of people having illnesses or dying just from vaping.

At the time of writing this, a report according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the case of vaping illness has jumped to 1,888. There have even been cases of 38 deaths that have been reported by the federal and state health officials. Tetrahydrocannabinol also known as THC has even been found inside of the vape cartridges which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The reason why people didn’t know was because it was diluted with oily chemicals such as vitamin E oil, which cannot be vaped. This can cause general lung damage and inflammation. Most of the vaping products that have even been altered with dangerous and toxic chemicals have been done so without people even knowing.

People that have vaping lung disease have the symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, fever, and even weight loss. To prevent this from happening anymore, many states have banned vaping in all public enclosed facilities, public buildings, and the sale to a minor is prohibited. Even though there is a prevention to vaping, many people will still go against the recommendations just to vape or sell them. To help stop this entirely, we need to inform everyone about the dangers of vaping and what it does to your bodies and lungs. Vaping has no good benefits to it and this should have never be an option for anyone to do. Here is also an inserted video to help continue to inform you about the dangers of vaping.

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