Vaping, or the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), has gained popularity in recent years as an alternative to traditional tobacco smoking. However, it's important to note that vaping is not without risks. Some of the risks associated with vaping include:
One of the major concerns is the impact of vaping on lung health. Vaping liquids often contain harmful chemicals that can be inhaled into the lungs. This can lead to various lung issues, including inflammation, coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. There have been cases of serious lung injuries associated with vaping, such as e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury (EVALI).
Many vaping products contain nicotine, which is a highly addictive substance. Nicotine addiction can lead to continued use of vaping products, making it difficult for users to quit. This addiction can also lead to an increased risk of transitioning to traditional tobacco products.
Vaping has become popular among youth and adolescents, in part due to flavored vaping liquids. This raises concerns about nicotine addiction at a young age, as well as potential long-term health effects on developing brains. Early exposure to nicotine can also increase the likelihood of using other tobacco products.
Vaping is a relatively new phenomenon, and the long-term health effects are not yet fully understood. The chemicals present in vaping liquids, as well as the aerosol produced by e-cigarettes, can have potential health risks that may not become apparent until years of use.
30-day Use for each county:
Carbon: 78% Did not use in the last 30 days.
Source Of Vaping Materials
Carbon: 38% of kids who have vaped in the last 30 days have gotten them from someone 21 years or older.
Uinta County School District #1
Project AWARE Community Manager