If you think smoking e-cigarettes is healthy, these silent ways vaping impact your body may surprise you

E-cigarettes were portrayed and marketed to be something that they aren’t, safe. Make no mistake about it, vaping is not safe nor healthy and can carry with it serious health and safety consequences.

Here’s why you’re better off avoiding e-cigarettes altogether:

E-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco but they do contain nicotine. Vaping gives you a 59% higher risk of heart attack as well as other heart-related problems.

E-cigarettes can irritate the eyes, throat, and nose. The formaldehyde found in e-cigarettes makes the smoker more susceptible to irritation, infection, and possibly cancer.

They are addictive! The nicotine in e-cigarettes causes addiction just like smoking regular cigarettes.

The liquid inside an e-cigarette is highly toxic. Please keep away from children.

Nicotine can harm adolescent brain development. Enough said.

The lithium-ion batteries in the device have been known to explode. People have reported injuries to their hands and faces. It’s not common but it does happen.

For more information, go to www.thehealthy.com/addiction/smoking/e-cigarettes-side-effects/ or visit https://truthinitiative.org/our-top-issues/vaping-issue.

Young adults who use e-cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months.

Quitting vaping can be difficult, just like trying to stop smoking. Your body is still addicted to the nicotine. Within 20 minutes of quitting vaping, your breathing and heart rate will improve. However, about an hour after you will experience nicotine withdrawals. For more information on what happens when you quit, click here.

Like smoking, e-cigarettes can increase your chance of COVID-19 and raise your risk of complications if you have it.

Looking for resources for tweens and teens about vaping? Scholastic has put together some great lessons and activities to do with your kids.

Remember, NO NICOTINE is the only safe way to go. Vaping is out and healthy lungs are in!

More resources at fremontcountyprevention.com.

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