Shortness of breath, cough, fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeats or chest pain is not only associated with COVID 19 symptoms but also the vaping fad.
E-cigs and other flavored-vapes may have helped some longtime smokers quit tobacco, but they are now targeting a new generation. Nowadays kids as early as Middle school age are getting their hands on vapes. Smoking tobacco has finally decreased in popularity over the years and vaping is considered the lesser evil in this situation. However, In the past couple of years, there’s been an outbreak in hospitals diagnosed as e-cigarette or vaping use-associated lung injury, or EVALI As of February 2020, there have been 2,807 EVALI hospitalizations and 68 deaths in the U.S.
Vape pens have a battery that heats a thick liquid, turning it into an aerosol, producing other harmful chemicals. That contains nicotine, a highly addictive chemical that releases dopamine, telling your brain that it wants more after each hit you take. Nicotine also negatively affects brain development in adolescents, such as attention, memory, and learning impairments.
Due to a variety of flavors and media, the youth is being drawn to vaping. In addition, E-cigarette companies are targeting the youth with their marketing strategies.
For example, companies like JUUL are even promoting on social media and offering college scholarships to those who write essays on how vaping has some potential benefits.
Everybody should be aware of the detrimental effects of vaping on your health, social life, and relationships. Right now would be a good time to quit and create awareness about it.