While vaping and smoking e-cigarettes might have begun as a “healthier” alternative to smoking cigarettes, it’s created a huge epidemic for millennials and members of the Gen Z generations. Vaping is still just as bad for your lungs and overall health. It turns out that electronic cigarettes are just as addictive as real ones. We need to protect our children from becoming dependent on vaping and nicotine.
The Vaping Epidemic
Kids usually give into peer pressure quickly and easily, and the vaping epidemic likely started out as a way to look “cool” in social settings with friends. When the cool factor began to wear off, the same kids still stuck to vaping and smoking e-cigarettes even though they know the dangers of smoking.
What Nicotine Does to You
Once you begin smoking nicotine on a regular basis, your body becomes addicted to it and starts to crave it. If you ignore these cravings, your body goes through withdrawal, and you start experiencing symptoms such as sweating, anger, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, depression, weight gain, and more. Nicotine raises blood pressure and increasing your adrenaline, which makes the possibility of a heart attack much more likely.
e-Cigarettes Affecting Our Children
Nicotine isn’t the only thing we need to prevent our kids from consuming, however. Even those who smoke their e-cigarettes with liquid cannabis are in danger. As of August 2019, Oregon announced the first vaping-related death, and have since discovered 215 cases of severe respiratory disease in 25 states. All of the people in the hospital had one thing in common: they all vaped. Most of them were directly related to cannabis, but it’s still unclear about what chemicals were in the vapes. Health officials have all said the same thing: stop vaping immediately.
The Vaping Problem Could Only Get Worse
There are no positives or upsides when it comes to children and vaping. Just when the numbers of teens smoking cigarettes were finally starting to go down, the vaping industry started taking advantage of and making millions of dollars off our children. We need to keep young people safe, and we need to ensure that no more vaping-related deaths will occur anytime soon.
The 100 Year Lifestyle is for people of all ages. The earlier people adopt its principles into their lives, the longer, healthier lives they will lead. Vaping has no place in their lives.
Your 100 is coming, you make the call.