Vaping is a popular term for smoking an e-cigarette or vaporizing marijuana. According to the CDC, the liquid used in vapes “can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and other substances and additives.”
66 percent of people vaping are male, and 37 percent are ages 18 to 24. And it is shocking that 15 percent of people who use “vapes” are under the age of 18.
Vaping is not a safe alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes and can even be more dangerous than smoking. The CDC recommends that people refrain from using e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
If you or someone you love has used an e-cigarette or other form of vaporizer and is experiencing:
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain.
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain.
The CDC recommends discussing these symptoms with a healthcare provider.
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