Vaping Holds Many Risks

Vaping may be more dangerous than you think.


Skyler Ewing,

Vape smoke in your lungs can cause many health problems.

Recently, more and more teenagers are trying out vaping. Many teens use flavored vapes, and at first look it would seem like vaping is safer than smoking regular cigarettes. However, there are numerous frightening effects that teen vaping can have on your body. Here is a list of the scary effects of vaping:

  • Vaping can raise your breathing rate, pulse, and bloodstream, which can play a role in giving you a heart attack or seizures.
  • Some vapes can have a substance called diacetyl which is an additive that gets put into the vape to enhance the flavor. Daicetyl causes damage by creating small passageways through the lungs. These passageways scar the lungs and make it difficult to breathe (
  • Vaping can also lead to irritation on both the mouth and throat and may also lead to having a dry cough.
  • It can lead to having inflammation in the mouth and gum recession.
  • In addition, your teeth will start to be more sensitive, and it could also cause you to lose your teeth.
  • Some studies have also shown signs that vaping can cause infertility.
  • It can lead to you feeling weak and sick.
  • Vapors from vaping devices or nicotine can stick to fabrics and clothing, so you will smell bad to others.
  • Workers who’ve worked in tobacco companies have a common poisoning called green tobacco sickness when handling wet tobacco.

On top of these other symptoms, you can experience:

  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • headaches
  • dizziness/drowsiness
  • breath loss/shortness in breath
  • depression
  • difficulty concentrating
  • vomiting
  • dehydration
  • elevated blood pressure and confusion

Considering all of the possible issues that vaping can cause, you should reconsider your thoughts on vaping and make better choices.

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