Over the past few years, the rate that adolescents have began vaping has risen substantially. Although vaping products such as e-cigarettes and THC cartridges claim to be better than the alternative of smoking tobacco cigarettes, there have been many cases that disprove that theory. Adolescents have picked up this habit and it has truly proven itself to be dangerous.
Due to vaping either e-cigarettes, THC, or both, many people have gone to the hospital complaining about shortness of breath, fever, fatigue, and overall respiratory problems. There aren’t many exact reasons as to why vaping has these effects on people, as there has been so little testing done on the products. However, many researchers believe the issues are due to the oil within the vape liquid leaking into the user’s lungs.
Schools are attempting to warn adolescents and their parents about this epidemic, but not much is being done to actually put a halt on people using the vaporizers. As the products are so easy to conceal, it’s not difficult to use them frequently and discreetly, no matter the location. It is also very easy to obtain the e-cigarettes and THC cartridges. Researchers, doctors, scientists, and schools are all working together to help inform people on why they shouldn’t vape, but it may already be too late.