What is vaping, and why do we do it?



Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, also known as the ” vapor.” People vape out of peer pressure, and pleasure. There are many different types of vapes. There are Juuls, Vape pods, and Vape sticks. At the age of 21, you could be able to buy these different products at your local gas station. Now the law changed and you can buy them when you are a legal adult at the age of 21.


Image result for vaping cc    What makes vaping so addicting? There are many known substances in the vapor juice that makes vaping so addicting. Many juices that contain nicotine are fruity. “They make many different vape flavors, but with a disturbing chemical. It reacts with propylene glycol. It will irritate the lung in the long term.  No one knows exactly what makes the flavoring more addicting in these vape products.” Doctors do not even know what makes the nicotine addictive, so the National Institutes of Health (NIH)call it as addictive nicotine or heroin.

Effects on Vaping

    The components in a vape has many effects on your lungs. “Once nicotine hits the body you get something known as popcorn lung.” The popcorn lung  got its name from people working in a microwave popcorn factory. They would breathe in something called diacetyl”  Side effects come along way with vaping.  It causes shortness of breath, wheezing, headache, irritates the eye, etc. Playing a sport and vaping do not go well together. Due to the shortness of breath, being active all the time could lead to asthma or lung cancer since your lungs cannot hold the same amount of air as if they were healthy. Image result for group of teenagers vaping

Common age group

    “From 2017 to 2019, the shares who had done so increased among 12th graders (11% to 25%), 10th graders (8% to 20%) and 8th graders (4% to 9%).” According to the preliminary data from the University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future Survey. Young people are more prone to vaping than the older population. The older people are more prone to vape cigarettes because that is what they grew up doing.

Peer Pressure

Peer pressure happens with most kids, especially from middle school and up feel peer pressure the most. They start to identify themselves and who they are. I did not want to be around it because I thought if I did not do something that my friends wanted me to do or try, they would dislike me. ” My friends always asked me why I never wanted to try it, so I finally did.”- Anonymous. Smokeless Saturday received over 1300 referrals dealing with tobacco products in the 2018-19 school year, and stated these kids never touched and electric cigarette prior to this.

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No treatments are found for vaping . It is a mind over matter type deal. You know the effects on what it has done to your body. You have to be the one to decide if it is worth a higher risk of getting lung cancer. Everyone must have a purpose to why you want to give it up. Then after realizing why you want to give it up, you set up a date to end it. You can always overcome the downsides that you will encounter. You will crave it, but then you realize how much better you feel when your not hurting you or your mental health even more.