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.”
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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