Vape is the tobacco product most frequently used among young people; in fact, vape products are creating a whole new generation of nicotine addicts. It is important to understand what these products are, what they contain, and what risk factors are involved in using vape, Juuls, Puff Bars, and other electronic nicotine-delivery products.
On this website, learn more about the dangers of vaping, to yourself and others, and help us educate others about the potential risks in vape use.
Vaping is the inhaling and exhaling of an aerosol vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping devices. E-cigarettes are battery-powered, with cartridges filled with a liquid containing nicotine, flavorings, and chemicals (including formaldehyde and acrolein – a common weed killer), along with propylene glycol and glycerin, heated with water into a vapor.
All of these ingredients are harmful to the user.
Find out WHY vaping is so dangerous below.
Big Tobacco introduced flavors designed to appeal to younger people.
Sweet flavors mask the harsh flavors of the tobacco, making it easier to become addicted.
97% of young vapers use sweet-flavored vape liquid.
Even though it may taste good, flavored vape juice is made with toxic chemicals that damage lungs.
A 2018 study found that exposure to flavoring additives in e-cigarettes can harm blood vessel cells in the heart. The death of these cells can lead to vascular conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.
Many tobacco companies use nicotine salts instead of regular nicotine, which allows a higher nicotine concentration to be inhaled and absorbed more quickly.
Nicotine is extremely addicting, and an addiction can happen fast!
Nicotine is poison for the adolescent brain, which continues to evolve and form into our twenties.
Nicotine changes brain activity in the areas responsible for attention, learning, and memory.
Nicotine can make users anxious, irritable, and impulsive.
Even nicotine-free vape cartridges contain toxic and irritating chemicals and trace metals.
When vaporized, these substances can potentially form cancer-causing, or carcinogenic, compounds.
One puff from a nicotine-free shisha pen contains enough propylene glycol and glycerol to cause throat and lung irritation.
Nicotine-free vaping can trigger an immune system response throughout the body by activating an inflammatory response in white blood cells and how they work within your system to fight infection.
There are many reported instances of e-cigarettes exploding and causing severe burns. In the worst cases, people lost body parts, got third-degree burns, had facial injuries, or in rare cases, died.
Vaping puts you at a higher risk of developing more severe COVID-19 symptoms.
The effects on the body of acetals that form when vape ingredients are heated is unknown.
Vape aerosol contains up to 100 times more nickel, a toxic metal, than cigarettes.
Long-term effects of vaping in the brain cannot yet be determined due to the relatively short time vape has been in use.
Your physical condition will improve. When you quit vaping, you will find it easier to exercise and enjoy sports.
Your mental condition will improve. Quitting can improve your mood and lessen vape-induced anxiety.
Your financial condition will improve. Vaping is expensive! When you quit you will have more money to save or enjoy.
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