Can vaping damage your lungs?
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    Can vaping damage your lungs?


    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has created a web page with the latest information and recommendations about what is now being called EVALI (for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury).To get more news about Cheap Vape Deals , you can visit urvapin official website.

    The rising popularity of vaping has been dramatic, especially among teenagers. According to a recent study, about 37% of high school seniors reported vaping in 2018, up from 28% the year before. An estimated 2.1 million middle school and high school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2017; that number jumped to 3.6 million in 2018. Certainly, age restrictions — it’s illegal to sell e-cigarettes to anyone under 21 (18 or 19 in some states) — aren’t preventing use among teens and young adults. And nearly seven million adults 18 or older use e-cigarettes, according to a 2017 survey by the CDC.

    E-cigarettes use a battery-powered device that heats a liquid to form vapors — or, more accurately, aerosol — that the user can inhale (thus “vaping”). These devices heat up various flavorings, nicotine, marijuana, or other potentially harmful substances. Nicotine is addictive, of course. And while that fact is prominently displayed in advertising, we know from experience with regular cigarettes that warnings don’t always work!
    It’s not clear how often vaping might lead to lung trouble or who is at highest risk. For example, are lung problems more common among vapers who already have breathing problems (such as asthma) or who use marijuana? Is it more common among younger individuals? Does use of e-cigarettes cause the lung disease? Or is an added substance (such as marijuana) or another contaminant the culprit? Since the FDA’s regulation of e-cigarettes is still evolving, it’s particularly difficult to get answers.

    The recent tragic and alarming cases of severe lung disease are clearly cause for concern. A number of other health effects are also worrisome:

    Nicotine is highly addictive and can affect the developing brain, potentially harming teens and young adults. Even some “nicotine-free” e-cigarettes have been found to contain nicotine.
    Some substances found in e-cigarette vapor have been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
    Teens who vape are more likely to begin smoking cigarettes.
    Explosions and burns have been reported with e-cigarettes while recharging the devices, due to defective batteries.
    Accidental exposure to liquid from e-cigarettes has caused acute nicotine poisoning in children and adults.
    Vaping during pregnancy could harm a developing fetus.

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