WHAT'S AT RISK?

VAPING INCREASES YOUR RISK FOR:

- LUNG INFECTIONS

-PNEUMONIA

-CHEMICAL PNEUMONIA

-WHEEZING

-HEART ATTACK

-STROKE

- SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH

- HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

VAPING PUTS YOU AT RISK FOR NICOTINE TOXICITY WHICH CAN RESULT IN THE FOLLOWING:

STAGE 1 OF NICOTINE TOXICITY

  • excess saliva in the mouth

  • feeling nauseous

  • stomach ache

  • vomiting

  • loss of appetite

  • dehydration

  • eye irritation

  • headache

  • dizziness

  • tremors

  • anxiety and restlessness

  • confusion

  • sweating

  • cough

  • rapid breathing

  • increased heart rate

  • elevated blood pressure

STAGE 2 OF NICOTINE TOXICITY

  • low blood pressure

  • slow heart rate

  • shallow breathing

  • diarrhea

  • fatigue

  • weakness

  • pale skin

AND IN EXTREME CASES CAN LEAD TO:

  • Seizures

  • come

  • breathing difficulties

  • respiratory failure

Serious or fatal nicotine overdoses can occur but are rare

IS IT WORTH IT?

Vaping puts nicotine in the body. Nicotine is highly addictive and can:

  • low brain development in teens and affect memory, concentration, learning, self-control, attention, and mood 

  • increase the risk of other types of addiction later in life

  • irritate the lungs

  • may cause serious lung damage and even death

"VAPERS HAVE A 30% HIGHER PROBABILITY OF DEVELOPING LUNG DISEASE SUCH AS ASTHMA AND EMPHYSEMA"

  • A study from the University of North Carolina found that the two primary ingredients found in e-cigarettes—propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin—are toxic to cells and that the more ingredients in an e-liquid, the greater the toxicity.2

  • E-cigarettes produce a number of dangerous chemicals including acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde. These aldehydes can cause lung disease, as well as cardiovascular (heart) disease.3

  • E-cigarettes also contain acrolein, a herbicide primarily used to kill weeds. It can cause acute lung injury and COPD and may cause asthma and lung cancer.4

  • Both the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have warned about the risks of inhaling secondhand e-cigarette emissions, which are created when an e-cigarette user exhales the chemical cocktail created by e-cigarettes.

  • In 2016, the Surgeon General concluded that secondhand emissions contain, "nicotine; ultrafine particles; flavorings such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease; volatile organic compounds such as benzene, which is found in car exhaust; and heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead."

  • The Food and Drug Administration has not found any e-cigarette to be safe and effective in helping smokers quit. If smokers are ready to quit smoking for good, they should call 1-800-QUIT NOW or talk with their doctor about finding the best way to quit using proven methods and FDA-approved treatments and counseling.

99% OF CIGARETTE SMOKERS WHO TRY TO SWITCH TO VAPING ACTUALLY DON'T SUCCEED, AND BECOME DUAL USERS. 

DUAL USERS TRIPLE THEIR CHANCES OF CONTRACTING DEADLY LUNG DISEASES.

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