Vaping, a risky trend

Vaping, a risky trend

This device contains the nicotine equivalent of a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.

It is becoming more and more common for young people to puff white smoke out of their mouths while using this Steam boat, an electronic device that releases an inhalable substance through a mouthpiece.

It’s a trend that has become popular among teenagers, college students and young adults especially in casual settings. In this regard, companies like Mordor Intelligence are forecasting the market it will see annual growth of 5.4% over the period 2020-2025. The World Health Organization (WHO) also expects consumption to increase by around 6% by 2027.

Both the substances in the vapor liquid and those added to it affect the respiratory tract and can even be fatal. For this reason, the WHO promoted the need to ban all electronic nicotine delivery systems.

consequences of vaping
There is currently no widespread concern about the consequences of vaping, perhaps because they do not directly affect health.

In Latin America, the Pan American Health Organization has warned of the detrimental health effects.

Doctors and specialists say that vaping is just as harmful as smoking cigarettes and that it is addictive. Nicotine is the main ingredient in these devices, which explains the level of addiction. This addiction maintains the risk associated with cancer, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis and pneumonia, among others.

It is not an anti-tobacco remedy
Statistical studies show that a teenager’s chances of trying cigarettes increase after vaping.

The study Patterns and reasons for using electronic cigarettes, Created by Sigmas Dos, indicates that vaping is believed to be a way to forget about tobacco. However, 65% of vapers also smoke cigarettes. With that in mind, 9 out of 10 vapers smoke.

Vaping can be a way to reduce cigarette consumption, but it’s not healthier. A study presented at the 2022 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions ensures that vaping exposes the user to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can negatively impact cardiovascular health, similar to smoking traditional cigarettes.

According to a study published by That country, in the Spanish population there are 68% who vape to quit smoking; 10.5% to try and be curious; 9% is a way to smoke less; 2.3% for indoor use; for 1.8% it is cleaner and does not smell; and it’s cheaper for 0.8%.

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