By: Diego Angeles
Have you ever seen a teen vaping? Teen vaping is a big problem that should be addressed because it‘s very bad for people but teens especially. Vaping could cause multiply different heath effects. There is millions of kids that vape that should know that they are endangered while vaping. Parents should learn about the risks of vaping and why they should help their kids quit right now.
What’s a Vape
A vape, or electro cigarette, is a device that heats up liquid to create a vapor you inhale. Some types of vaping devices include pens, e cigarettes, and hookahs. E-liquid, is a liquid that consist of flavoring and other chemical’s. Some of the things this liquid is made up of are four basic ingredients water, nicotine, flavorings, and a propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin base. This liquid delivers nicotine, marijuana, or other drugs to the user via mouthpiece that is inhaled into the lungs then expelled via the mouth or nose.
Vaping isn’t good at all and that’s why it causes serious heath issues. Vapes have nicotine which means it could make you addictive and means it will harm you more . Some external and internal heath problems that vaping cause are harm of adolescents brain development, inflammation and permanent scarring in airways in your lungs, rises blood pressure, spikes your adrenalin, more bacteria in your mouth which cause disease, depression, anxiety, and many other problems. All these heath problems that vaping cause can lead to someone dying which is why teens should stop vaping.
Teen Vaping Statics
Lots of kids are getting effected by all these heath problems. A study conducted and released from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students reported currently using e-cigarettes in 2021, with more than 8 in 10 of those youth using flavored e-cigarettes.
Parents should help
Parents need to help teach their kids to quit vaping. Parents should learn about all the effects that vaping has on people. While trying to confront kids to find out if they vape make sure to be patient and listen before judging them. Try to understand their feelings before judging them and try your best to support them while they try to quit vaping. Parents should also interact with their kids while they quit vaping to let them know they have someone to talk to. Some parents may also ask should they punish there kids? They should punish their kids because now that they know all the hazards from vaping they should have every right to punish them. Some ways of punishing your child is by scolding or grounding them for there actions.
Evidence Sources: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/p0930-e-cigarette.html