The Insidious Killer

기사승인 2023.02.03  20:09:52


- The Long and Short Term Effects Vaping Takes on Our Body

Vaping has become a topic of concern among health experts, lawmakers, and the public. The use of e-cigarettes, particularly among youth, has been on the rise in recent years, and with it, concerns about the potential health risks associated with vaping.

One of the main concerns with vaping is the presence of harmful chemicals in the e-liquid used in electronic cigarettes. Studies have shown that many e-liquids contain chemicals such as diacetyl, which has been linked to a serious lung disease called "popcorn lung." Additionally, e-cigarettes can also contain other harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, acrolein, and nicotine. These chemicals can cause damage to the lungs and respiratory system.

Another concern is that vaping can lead to nicotine addiction, particularly in youth and young adults. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance and can have negative effects on the developing brain, including impacting memory and attention. Vaping can also serve as a gateway to traditional cigarette smoking.



Additionally, vaping has also been linked to an increase in respiratory issues such as bronchitis and asthma. The aerosol produced by e-cigarettes can contain tiny particles that can irritate the lungs and cause difficulty breathing.

Furthermore, vaping has been linked to an increase in cases of severe lung injury and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported more than 2,000 cases of severe lung injury and 42 deaths associated with the use of e-cigarettes. These cases were linked to a lung injury outbreak caused by the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products containing THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

In light of these concerns, many states and municipalities have implemented regulations on the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes, and some have even raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. Individuals need to be aware of the potential risks associated with vaping and make informed decisions about its use.





Derek Kim 강남포스트 학생기자

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