Why Vaping is Not as Cool as Your Teen May Think
Vapes contain formaldehydeThis carcinogenic substance is used to make household products and building materials along with embalming the bodies of the deceased for viewing during a funeral. If your teen were to use a vape, formaldehyde would emit from their mouth along with other chemicals such as nicotine and additional carcinogens that could be hazardous to them.
Vapes are creating wet lungHypersensitivity pneumonitis, or wet lung, is the result of an allergic reaction to chemicals or dust that cause inflammation in the lungs. Putting the vapors into someone's lungs may pose a danger with the potential of wet lung that has begun to materialize in people that are vaping.
Vapes can become habitualMany people have used a vaping pen to taper off the use of cigarettes by replacing it with vaping. Although the jury is still out on whether vaping is an addiction due to the novelty of the product, research has shown that vaping can become as habitual as a smoking a cigarette due to the nicotine and the oral fixation that both possess. At this point, though, vaping continues to be considered as the lesser of two evils. Although vaping is a well-established industry, more teens are jumping on the bandwagon with the attraction of vaping as teens learn about electronics cigarettes from their friends. Your best bet as the parent of a teen is to learn what you can to help your them understand the dangers that vaping can cause.
Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center offers long term residential treatment programs for adolescents and teenagers seeking addiction recovery. Our programs involve the whole family for foundation building, life cleansing change.
Call us today to start living your recovery: