Vaping, one of the newest and deadliest concerns, is causing teens around the U.S. major health problems with symptoms such as lung inflammation, asthma, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue, and coughing. Most students fall under the influence due to peer pressure, desire to fit in, and addiction to nicotine. Students or young adults of the age of 21 are providing these e-ciggeretts to teens.
“Nicotine is also a toxic substance. It raises your blood pressure and spikes your adrenaline, which increases your heart rate and the likelihood of having a heart attack,” Johns Hopkins Medicine reports. Students think e-cigarettes aren’t as bad as cigarettes, but don’t understand that they both have bad effects on your health.
“Yes I have thought about vaping but I never did it. Vaping is a trend and I do not like to follow trends and I know it is not good for me,” Wandira a student in Egg Harbor Township High School stated. She has never vaped but is surrounded by other teens that vape. The public is only beginning to see the harmful side effects of this alternative to traditional cigarettes.