The Disadvantages of using e-Cigarettes

Karen Vasquez, News Reporteer

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Some people think that electronic cigarettes are not as harmful as normal cigarettes. A lot of people are now using electronic cigarettes to quit smoking but electric cigarettes can also cause damage. Truth is that electronic cigarettes have long lasting health consequences. There’s evidence about the health risks of electronic cigarettes on the lungs including irreversible lung damage and lung disease. Federal health authorities have reported on outbreaks of illnesses tied to electronic cigarettes and they have also been blamed for a number of deaths.

Electronic cigarettes are devices that contain a nicotine-based liquid that is vaporized and inhaled, used to simulate the experience of smoking tobacco. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it. The reason it has flavoring in it is to get people attracted and addicted to it. The nicotine in electronic cigarettes can lead to addiction and harm brain development in children and young adults in their early 20’s. Even though electronic cigarettes have less chemicals than regular cigarettes they can still can cause lung disease. Being near someone using an e-cigarette can expose you to the aerosol and the chemicals in it. 

A lot of adults try to quit smoking by using e-cigarettes but teenagers abuse them. Recently there has been a rapid increase in the amount of youth that are using electronic cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among kids. The American Lung Association is very concerned that we are at risk of losing another generation to tobacco caused diseases as the result of electronic cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is trying to increase their examination of these products to protect kids. 

The Trump administration says that they plan to ban electronic cigarettes.“The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. Donald Trump said vaping has been very profitable and has become a giant business in a very short period of time, however, they are trying to do something about it because it’s causing health issues to a lot of people. They want people to stop vaping especially kids. People should encourage others to stop vaping because it’s bad and it can cause lots of health issues. The nicotine in e-cigarettes can affect the brain development in adolescents leading to attention disorder and impulse control disorder. It can cause type 2 diabetes, increased heart rate and blood pressure. In conclusion, people should stop using electronic cigarettes because it can cause serious health problems. 

 

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