New trends and trends among young people are not always so entertaining and rosy. For example, a vape, or an electronic cigarette, can cause premature death, which happened in America. 11 such cases have been officially registered.
How can a “safe” electronic cigarette kill?
It all started in America, where the number of patients with lung disease has increased dramatically (up to 530 people). Unfortunately, no one can name the exact cause of these diseases, but all these patients are united by one factor – smoking electronic cigarettes containing tetrahydrocannabiol (THC) the day before. This element is a psychoactive substance that is obtained from the cannabis plant. Some patients used it together with nicotine-containing substances or only with the latter
The disease caused by vaping is notable for the sharp appearance of symptoms in the form of cough, shortness of breath, nausea, chest pain, some patients also have fever, vomiting and abdominal pain. Due to the similarity with the symptoms of pneumonia, this disease is mistakenly treated with antibiotics, which is disastrous for the patient. Precious time for diagnosis identification and rescue goes away at lightning speed. Such a disease and its accompanying changes in the lungs are not at all similar to diseases caused by smoking ordinary cigarettes. If you feel any of these signs, you should consult a doctor immediately. At the same time, it is worth warning a specialist if you have smoked a vape or an electronic cigarette.
In the treatment of the above-mentioned patients, several diagnostic lung procedures were performed, which revealed neoplasms. Their nature has not yet been fully studied, there are only guesses. It is possible that substances that are used in vaping, namely THC with an oily texture, glycerin, vitamin E acetate or flavorings, settle in the lungs after the liquid is heated by the device and provoke local inflammatory foci.
Unfortunately, today liquids and mixtures that are filled with special smoking devices are not controlled by any government agency. Manufacturers do not have a specific recipe or recommendations about their composition. In addition, imported goods also cannot be professionally checked. Thus, at their own risk, the user decides whether to experience unknown substances that can lead to unforeseen consequences, up to death.
Why do marketers let “steam” into their eyes?
Unlike classic cigarettes, which are more popular among the middle-aged population and above, vape was almost specially created for the younger generation. The launching of steam clubs with a pleasant aroma attracted a large audience of young people.
Given the fact that production is not regulated in any way, manufacturers go all-in, mixing a variety of substances to obtain a more spectacular vapor. Vapers inhale substances that may not only be unsuitable for use inside, but are completely dangerous. Some of the deceased experienced mixtures of several substances at the same time.
It is difficult to quit vaping, not only on a physiological and psychological level, but also on a social one. Young people, having achieved a certain social status among others, especially resorting to outside help, do not want to lose it.
What is the attitude towards vaping in the world?
As mentioned above, the main audience of cigarette substitutes is young people, or rather teenagers in high school, and their number is enormous. Every year, these statistics are growing, which cannot but cause alarm among parents and the state, because the future of the nation is in danger.
In 2019, the administration of US President Donald Trump called for a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and liquids to persons under the age of 21. The US Food and Drug Administration sent letters to all manufacturers of these mixtures that prohibited the use of certain advertising formulations that attract teenagers and violate advertising laws.
However, JUUL from tobacco giant Altria has made claims. They, along with other giants, conducted research and indicated in advertising campaigns information that electronic cigarettes are a safer substitute for classic cigarettes. They claim that replacing tobacco-containing cigarettes with a special smoking device with liquid contributes to less combustion of harmful substances. The UK supports this fact, but this may be due to the fact that there has not been a single confirmed death associated with vaping in the country. At the same time, the World Health Organization declares an insignificant difference in smoking classic and electronic cigarettes, and calls for the abandonment of both.
Vape, or electronic cigarette, is a substitute for classic cigarettes. As the WHO points out, no significant differences were found between them. If you choose a healthy lifestyle, it is better to exclude both types of smoking.