What Parents Should Know About Vaping?

As the name implies, Vaping is about inhaling the fumes/vapors that are generated from a e-cigarette which is basically an electronic device that has batteries. The cigarette themself do not have any flavor or ingredients that could be consumed by themselves, these devices take small cartridges also known as e-juice which are concentrated liquids that are scented and flavored.

Most people consider e-cigarettes safer and more easily adaptable due to cheap ejuice and various attractive models and options that are available in the market nowadays. But the facts are far from the positive stories and marketing we have seen. According to more recent information, Vaping also adds Nicotine in our system, at times on a higher dose then regular cigarettes. The addiction factor is there and can become apparent quite quickly. Vaping is becoming more and more popular among kids and even young children who consider these are the ‘latest and greatest thing’.

Research shows that Nicotine can result in brain development issues among youngsters, in addition to loss of appetite, control, concentration and mood.  Most of these e-smokers become more vulnerable to adapting other more adult oriented drugs and substances. Kids and teens who find it a bit hard to fork out money for buying the eJuice, often adapt to other more easily accessible but more dangerous substances and chemicals.  Vaping can result in lung damage due to the higher dose of Nicotine in addition to other chemicals that are not FDA approved.  Some consumers believe that Vaping does not result in any kind of addiction which is a misconception. It has been observed that infrequent Vaping even on alternative days can result in addiction quickly.  However, the long term health implications of Vaping and introducing these chemicals in one’s body have not been established yet as they are still under study.