The use of THC and nicotine vape pens are causing so many illnesses to hundreds of people and they continue to smoke from them.
Background and evidence
Several marijuana and nicotine products are culprits for serious lung illnesses that have harmed more than 800 people to inhale these products. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that is being put into cartridges for more convenient ways to smoke.
E-cigarettes came into existence as a nicotine replacement to keep smokers from smoking cigarettes. The fruity flavor and candy like flavors have attracted teenagers with no addiction to begin using these vapes.
The percentage of teens reportedly smoking vapes had hit record levels. seniors who had only been smoking flavored e-cigs have increased by 25.7 percent from 20.6 in 2017 and among sophomores increased from 19.3 to 24.7. A researcher stated that it is urgent for teenagers to recognize the long term affects of what they are doing.
Sources I have found
From researchers interviews with 86 people from ages 15 to 85 years old who have obtained an illness due to vaping, brought them to the conclusion that 60 percent had required intensive care and 87 percent had vaped from “prefilled” cartridges three month prior to their illness. The C.D.C. held a briefing that discovered findings in health investigations of vaping ilnesses which has been reported in 46 states, 805 cases and 13 deaths.
A proposed federal ban of most flavored e-cigarettes, and new efforts in many states to counter an epidemic of youth vaping. They’re now a $2.6 billion industry and nearly 20,000 vape and smoke shops. Vaping has greatly affected the current generation of teenagers to use because of the fruity flavored taste.
Vaping is taking over schools and kids ability to obtain and gain new knowledge. at least 530 people have been suffering a lung illness caused by e-cigarettes with nicotine or THC. vaping can disallow you to run or even play sports in the future due to the affect they begin to have on your lungs. The trump administration planned to ban most e-cigarettes to prevent teenagers from using them.
Sources I haven’t found
I would like to find and learn about more information of the affects the vaping has on the teenage brain.
The overtaking of vaping in schools and how it affects the learning ability.
The long term affect of vaping nicotine versus THC cartridges
Counter arguments i need to refute
Banning all e-cigarettes would cause more people to go back to smoking cigarettes
All stores should ID every customer that attempts to purchase Vapes to decrease teenagers from getting a hold of them
convenient stores should no longer distribute nicotine or batteries for THC cartridges. ONLY smoke shops should