Vaping: What You Need to Know

What is Vaping?

Vaping refers to inhaling a vapor produced by an electronic cigarette ( E-cigarette) and other vaping devices.

What is Vaping?

Vape pens, also known as e-cigarettes, heat liquid until it is vaporized. E-liquid, also known as “vape juice”, can contain nicotine, marijuana oil, or both. E-cigarettes are refillable, or can be pre-filled with e-liquid cartridges. Pre-filled e-cigarettes, also known as “Puff Bars”, are intended for single-use. The user can dispose of the device after taking a set number of puffs.

What are the health effects of vaping?

There are several health risks associated with vaping

  • Addiction: Ecigarettes contain nicotine. This drug is highly addictive. To become addicted, you don’t need to vape every single day.
  • Anxiety and Depression: Nicotine can make anxiety and depression worse. It can also cause memory loss, anxiety, depression, self-control problems, and attention in young brains.
  • Getting a smoke: Vapers are more likely to begin smoking regular (tobacco cigarettes ) and to develop other addictions later on.
  • Impotence: Some evidence suggests that vaping can lead to sexual dysfunction in men.
  • Sleep problems
  • Exposure to cancer-causing chemical
  • Chronic Bronchitis
  • Lung damage can cause serious and even fatal consequences.

We don’t know of any other health effects. Because vaping isn’t something that has been around for so long, we don’t know all the health risks.

Why should I quit?

You want to be your best and healthiest self. This is why you should quit vaping. Other reasons include:

Addiction An addiction in the developing brain could lead to later addiction to other substances.

Nicotine can affect your brain growth. It can make it more difficult to concentrate and learn. Some brain changes can be permanent and can impact your ability to control your impulses and mood as an adult.

Other tobacco products: Studies have shown that vaping increases the likelihood that someone will use other tobacco products such as regular cigarettes, cigars and hookahs.

Toxins and Poisons: Vapor e-cigarettes produce is not from water. The vapor can contain harmful chemicals and fine particles which are inhaled and exhaled into your lungs.

Sports You want the best in your sport, and vape mods for sale can cause lung inflammation (irritation).

Money: It is expensive to vape! Over time, the cost of cartridges can add up. You could instead spend the money on other items you use or enjoy.

To oppose tobacco company advertising: Many electronic cigarettes are manufactured by the same companies as regular cigarettes. They market to young people, creating fun flavors and showing healthy vapers. They want to make you their next customer.

What can I do to quit smoking?

  • Write down the reason you want to quit, or keep it handy in your phone. Consider the reasons you vape when you feel the urge.
  • Choose a day when you will stop vaping. You can put it on your calendar and inform family and friends that you are quitting vaping on that day.
  • Get rid of all vaping materials
  • You can download apps and texting applications to your phone to help you quit vaping. Here are some options:
    • Truth Initiative’s This is Quitting Texting Program
    • offers free apps and tools
  • Understanding withdrawal. It can lead to nicotine addiction. It can also lead:
    • headaches
    • Feeling tired, cranky or angry
    • Trouble concentrating
    • Trouble sleeping
    • hunger
    • Restlessness

Within the first few days of stopping, withdrawal symptoms are most severe. They improve over the next few days and weeks.

Be prepared for emotions, people, or places that will make you want to vape. Avoid people and places that can trigger your urge to vape. These are some alternatives to vaping if you feel the need.

  • Drink water or sugar-free gum.
  • You can text, call, or just hang out with a friend to support you.
  • Listen to your favourite playlist.
  • Jog or go for a walk.
  • Try Yoga or Meditation.
  • Ten deep, slow breaths
  • You can keep your hands busy by taking up a hobby like making jewelry or drawing.
  • You should not smoke or vape in public places.


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