The vaping related lung illness cases have risen as the new epidemic has broken out in the US. The epidemic has caused the death of many teenagers in the US. It has raised a question about the safety of e-cigarettes.
The e-cigarettes remain less harmful than smoking, as suggested by the researchers. However, the relative safety of e-cigarettes is again under doubt as a result of 34 deaths in the US linked with vaping related lung illness.
Vaping has been a major substitute for smoking cigarettes, which helped smokers to switch to e-cigarettes to cut down tobacco consumption. On the contrary, e-cigarettes are causing detrimental effects on teens and youth. It has become a fad. Teenagers believe that since e-cigarettes are deemed to be less harmful than smoking, so they have fallen for it. However, e-cigarettes will only harm their young brains and their development.
Facts about e-cigarettes
E-Cigarettes are battery-operated devices that may come in shapes of regular cigarettes, pens or other sleek gadgets. They function through heating the liquid in the aerosol, which the user will inhale. They contain addictive nicotine, which comes from tobacco.
E-cigarettes in young age can hinder brain development
Nicotine exposure is hazardous for brain development. Therefore, its consumption, in any form during the early adolescence years, be it in the fetus of the woman, in teenage, or youth will cause addiction and hamper the brain development.
The brain is in the growing stage until the age of 25. Brain cells form connections, while new skills are developing. At this stage, exposing the brain to nicotine and other tobacco products may result in addiction.
This can severely influence the habits of youth who may further indulge in cigarette smoking, cigars & hookah. This may also prompt substance abuse or alcohol use. Many e-cigarettes also use marijuana drugs.
Ban on e-cigarettes
The impact of vaping-related deaths has prompted action against e-cigarettes by various states. As a result, many states have either banned or limited access to e-cigarettes. In the absence of a federal policy against the e-cigarettes, states like Illinois, New Jersey & Delaware have taken individual action and enabled vaping bans for a designated time.
New York implemented a statewide ban on most flavored nicotine vaping products. After that, Massachusetts banned both marijuana and nicotine products following more than 500 vaping related lung illnesses in the region. It was followed by Rhode Island, which prohibited the sale of flavored e-cigarettes in the state. States like Washington & California also took swift measures, respectively.
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