Effects of Vaping

Aliccia Carroll

In the past few years, vaping has become a huge popularity among all ages, mostly teenagers. As time goes on, their addictions only grow worse as do the peer pressure and stress. A majority of teens have been either pressured into vaping or believe it’s a coping mechanism with stress and issues. However, it has many effects on people of all ages. Researchers found that exposing your brain to high levels of nicotine means you are more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future if you vape. Vaping puts nicotine into the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can: slow brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood. The liquid in vapes contains other addictive chemicals, such as propylene, glycol, glycerol, and flavored chemicals. When heated, the liquid becomes an aerosol, containing toxic chemicals like nickel, acrylonitrile, and led. Health experts are reporting serious lung damage in people who vape, including some deaths due to the poisoning of the chemicals. Stop poisoning your body and seek help to quit vaping. Learn the truth about what you’re doing to your health at Truth Initiative and get the help you need.