The Dangerous Uprise of Vaping

A well known vape device named Juul

A well known vape device named “Juul”

Michael Ochoa and Ricardo Igna

Vaping is becoming a huge threat to the nation especially since the number of teens hooked onto it continue to increase. It is still a new concept because the first modern vape or e-cigarette was created in 2003.  There are many unknown dangers of vaping because of how new it is, but there have been recent deaths due exclusively to vaping.

A vape or an e-cigarette was first made as a substitute for tobacco products because the dangers of smoking were well-known and it would help people quit smoking. Vaping has had both positive and negative results because it has helped ex-cigarette smokers quit tobacco, but it has made teens fall in love with it because the vape juices have various fruity flavors offered with them. It also contains nicotine, which is the very addictive chemical also found in cigarettes.

It was in the 2010s that vaping became super popular and now, vaping has millions of users. As more and more people vaped, it became more accessible to everyone. Then one device made it very popular with teens–the “Juul”. It became very popular because it was very easy to hide–it looks like a USB flash drive. Also, it’s nicotine content is a lot, with one Juul pod being worth 20 cigarettes in nicotine.

When it comes to vaping, there are many risks. Nicotine use in early adolescence causes changes in the brain that make life-long addiction much more likely for young e-cig/vape users. When vaping a lot, you gain ear, eye, lung, and throat irritation.  It causes you to crave a smoke and suffer withdrawal symptoms if you ignore the craving. Nicotine is also a toxic substance as it raises your blood pressure and spikes your adrenaline. This, in turn, increases your heart rate and the likelihood of your having a heart attack.

Therefore, vaping can really ruin your life.

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