Vaping has become more common among today’s youth. It’s very popular and “hip”, but what is it really doing to your body? Is it really making you fell better, or is it just slowly withering you away? There is really no certain way to tell other than to look at the facts and statistics.
More than 150 teens have fallen ill from vaping and at least 26 have died from it. As you can tell, the statistics aren’t very high. Long term use, as we all know, can increase the chance of chronic lung cancer in both smokers and non-smokers. This damage to your lungs isn’t temporary either, it’s permanent, and this damage slowly starts occur in your lungs the second you breathe in the toxic feel-good smoke. People who vape are also more likely to start using cigarettes, which can reduce stamina and wither away your bones, inevitably making you weaker prematurely.
Teens are also more susceptible to start vaping, thanks to all the fruity, tempting flavors. At such a young age, your body is still developing, and the intake of nicotine can slow down or completely stop the growth of your lungs, therefore also taking away from stamina. Peer pressure is also a factor in the increasing number of teen vaping.
Vaping might seem fun or temporarily relax you, but over time it could potentially harm your health. The damage done is slow to develop but that doesn’t make it any less dangerous. In other words, vaping really isn’t that cool.