Across Canada and the United States, teen vaping is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, and the health authorities have already become aware of the issue and work on the solutions to reduce the risks. However, the fact that teen vaping is an epidemic is not the most significant problem, as e-cigarettes increase risks of respiratory diseases, and that’s much worrying than the addiction.
E-cigarettes producers are aware that teens are not willing to smoke regular cigarettes, so they are coming up with flavored e-liquids. Some of the so-called ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery systems) even offer candylike flavors, and they might look like pens or USB flash drives. Also, since these devices don’t need combustion and do not generate smoke, teens can discretely vape.
Additionally, e-cigs can also be used to vape drugs, such as opioids and marijuana, especially. Even more, e-cigarettes increase risks of respiratory diseases, so taking measures against this “teen vaping epidemic” is mandatory.
Teen Vaping Is An Epidemic – E-Cigarettes Increase Risks Of Respiratory Diseases
“The epidemic use of e-cigarettes is a complicated problem which requires a cooperative effort between partners, organizations and communities,” the US health officials stated in a new advisory.
The health officials are now working on measures to curb the e-cigarettes advertising as healthier alternatives to regular cigarettes smoking. Also, they plan to limit the e-cigs sales for youngs below the age of 21.
Nonetheless, the teen vaping epidemic is affecting the health of the younger population across Canada and the US, as e-cigarettes increase risks of respiratory diseases. All that is due to the flavors the manufacturers add to the liquids the vapers use, which are nothing but chemicals and affect the lungs as much as the regular smoking.
“Many are already working on efforts to combat this crisis, and we now ask for redoubled efforts and increased coordination,” the US health department stated.