Is Vaping Good for You?

Published: April 28, 2021
Dear TeenHealthFX,
My friends asked me to try their vape. I want to but I am afraid to get addicted. Is vaping good for you?
Signed: Is Vaping Good for You?

Dear Is Vaping Good for You? ,

TeenHealthFX understands how confusing it is to know the difference between vaping and smoking cigarettes. On the surface, the media makes it seem like vaping is good for you, but in reality, that is not the case. In comparison to cigarettes, vaping may seem like the better choice, but it is still harmful.

Hopkins Medicine explains that nicotine is the primary agent in both cigarettes and e-cigarettes (vapes). Nicotine is the chemical in both that make them both extremely addictive. Vapes actually contain a lot more nicotine than traditional cigarettes and results in a very high addiction rate.

In fact, the U.S. surgeon general reported that e-cigarette use among high school students had increased by 900%, and 40% of young e-cigarette users had never smoked regular tobacco before. Vaping also can still lead to lung issues like chronic lung disease and heart issues such as rapid heartbeat and heart disease. We understand how hard it is to face peer pressure, you are doing the right thing by not vaping. Stay strong!

Signed: TeenHealthFX