You may have heard that vaping is safe. That it’s just water. That there are no harmful effects on your body. But the truth is, it’s not just water. We don’t know for sure how harmful vaping is, so we’re not here to lecture you. But not everything is up for debate.
We get it. We know that many people think vaping may be better for you than smoking cigarettes. That it’s being used as a technique for smoking cessation. But you know what’s healthier than vaping? Not vaping.
Read on to learn more.
The long-term side effects of vaping are still unknown. You can spend 30 seconds online and find hundreds of opinions and statistics supporting both sides of the argument. The only thing we know for sure is that the effects are still unknown. Knowing this, is it worth the risk?
We can't reverse the past, but we do have control over our future. Below is a list of things that were once thought to be safe, but have since been proven to be detrimental to our health.
In 1954, a national poll took place asking "Do you think cigarette smoke is one of the causes of lung cancer? Over 60% of the population answered "No" or "Undecided". Even large numbers of doctors were confident that smoking was safe. (A separate poll revealed that 43% of all American doctors were still smoking cigarettes on a regular basis).
Now we know the truth...
During the late 1880's, cocaine was thought to be a "cure-all" medicine, and was a key ingredient in Coca Cola. Now we know it's an extremely addictive drug that causes nearly 5,000 deaths each year.
Used for over two hundred years and in more than 37 million homes before we realized that it causes detrimental damage to the brain and nervous system.
Its estimated that there are currently more than 3 million middle and high school students who vape. To put that into perspective, you could fill each seat in every NFL stadium and NBA arena, while still having enough students to fill Penn State's stadium, twice. Imagine what the future will look like for this generation if there comes a day when we learn that there are side effects from vaping. Below are the startling statistics. You don't have to be one.
Lancaster County Middle and High School Student Facts
Read the full report here.
When it comes to vaping, there are still a lot of unknowns, but these are the things we know for sure: it's not just water, its long-term side effects are unknown, and it's impacting your generation. With flavors like bubblegum and lemonade, vaping might seem harmless, but the truth is that you're taking a risk with each inhale.
The choice is yours.