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5 terrifying health effects of vaping


5 terrifying health effects of vaping

  • E-cigarettes have gained widespread fame as the best way to get rid of
  • traditional smoking habits. Because they often come in unique flavors
  • this has given them wide popularity among adolescents.

Most experts believe that vaping is not as harmful as traditional cigarette smoking.

However :

various studies have shown

the appalling health impact on young people and even children.

Here we take a look at all the ways vaping can harm young people's bodies.

1. Sperm damage

Teens who smoke e-cigarettes risk transmitting damaged genes to

their children in the future.

A study from Southampton and Bergen Universities in Norway found that

smoking adolescents increases their children's future risk of asthma

obesity and lung problems, and scientists warned that

vaping can also cause similar health conditions.

The results were "more pronounced" in children whose parents started smoking

during puberty, compared to those whose parents

started smoking at some point before conception.

2. Slowing Brain Development

Smoking nicotine can permanently affect brain development in those under

the age of 25, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Experts said that :

nicotine consumption during adolescent years could harm parts of

the brain that control attention, learning, mood and emotion control.

It can also change the way new memories are formed

which may increase the risk of addiction.

3. Tooth decay :

  1. People who use e-cigarettes
  2. are more likely to
  3. develop tooth decay.

Dr Michael Heffernan :

a dentist at The Wessex Dental Specialist Care, says most e-cigarettes contain

dangerous chemicals that can harm teeth. But the mere use of

e-cigarettes and air absorption can itself lead to tooth decay.

He added:

"When your mouth is dry, harmful bacteria can grow and overcome protective

bacteria :

  • and increasing levels of bacteria can lead to the development of
  • tooth decay and gum disease. This often appears in the form of
  • increasingly sticky plaques, causing inflammation

swelling :

bleeding of the gums, tooth allergies and bad breath. "

He continued:

 "We also know that nicotine, found in e-cigarettes

can limit blood flow to the gums, and poor circulation can lead to more serious

gum disease around the teeth and possible loss of dental implants.

However :

these effects are less harmful than traditional

smoking or chewing tobacco products. "

4. Cardiology :

Many children believe that vaping is less harmful than smoking cigarettes because

 there is no smoke. However, some chemicals found in e

cigarettes can be harmful to the heart.

The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a scientific statement linking

e-cigarette smoking between adolescents and cardiovascular disease.

"The latest research suggests that vaping is as harmful to the body's cardiovascular

systems as conventional cigarettes," said Dr. Huang Nguyen

a cardiologist from the Memorial Care Cardiovascular Institute in California.

Vaping can also cause atherosclerosis

(arterial wall hardening leading to high blood pressure, excessive inflammatory

response/or acute inflammation) and can lead to blood clots and respiratory

distress syndrome, along with increased heart rate and adrenaline release.

These factors combine to increase the risk of heart attacks

and strokes, even in healthy children and adolescents.

5. Lung Disease

Vaping causes children to develop breathing difficulties and lung damage.

Some chemicals in e-cigarettes are known to cause severe lung injury

and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

and may cause asthma and lung cancer.

Researchers from the United States found that young people

using e-cigarettes are at higher risk of bronchitis and shortness of breath.

The study found that the risk of wheezing (occurring during breathing

as a reaction to bronchitis) was 81% more likely among

e-cigarette users for 30 days than those who never used it.

Bronchial symptoms were twice as likely, while shortness of breath was 78%

more likely after taking into account age, sex, race and parents' education.