Vaping, this past summer, has been dangerously ignored while hundreds of teens have been hospitalized for strange lung issues with six recorded deaths. Vapes were initially created as a healthy alternative to cigarettes’ and marketed as a way to give up smoking. Rather than vape and THC products being seen has as a better alternative, they are already causing many health issues in the first couple years of them being released. The insane reality is that the youth is being treated as lab rats to deadly products, as there is no guarantee on the long-term affect on ones body. Tobacco products have been around for many years and it is proven they can harm the body seriously, but these past months have shown the lethalness of vape products in only a couple months. It’s clear that e-cigarettes should be carrying similar warning labels as tobacco products do.
These vape/THC products are sending people, lots being teens, to the hospital because of on going issues with their lungs. Being that 215 vapers have been recently hospitalized, doctors are researching deeper and relating these issues back to vape products. In e-cigarette products there are ingredients being discovered in the lungs of vapers that are not able to break down in the lungs. These ingredients are causing inflammation and further issues to the lungs. Many affected by the products are saying they bought there products from street dealers rather than reliable sources, like dispensaries, which may end up with them receiving bootleg products.
These products began showing up in recent hospital cases all around the same time and are sky rocketing in numbers. Personally, I believe that these products should be labeled with serious warnings with possible death outcomes, but I still think they should be legally sold. Why not continue selling them and keep businesses running and bringing in tax money for the government. It’s a personal decision whether you choose to take the risk of using a deadly product not the companies.