Effects of Vaping


Are you aware of the damage that vaping can cause to your body, even before you start to feel it? With every inhale, you are one step closer to nicotine poisoning, nicotine addiction, or a respiratory illness. Read on to learn more about common side effects.

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The attached pod in a vape device can contain a toxic level of nicotine, a highly addictive chemical. A pod can contain approximately as much nicotine as a full pack of cigarettes. The way the pod is formulated allows for faster absorption of nicotine; therefore, housing a toxic and dangerous level of nicotine within the device.

The Food and Drug Administration received reports of seizures- a known side effect of nicotine toxicity or nicotine poisoning-, mostly involving teens and young adult users of specific vape devices.

Vape Side Effects Can Include:
Dizziness and lightheadedness
Muscle tremors and pain
Joint pain
Increased risk of stroke
Cardiovascular side effects
Increased blood pressure
Increased risk of blood clots

Lung and Respiratory Conditions

To date, The Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and Prevention has reported 380 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, including six deaths. Vaping or inhaling the chemicals in a vape pod can cause irreversible lung damage. Side effects may include lung inflammation, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, fatigue and weight loss.

The lung illnesses caused by vaping devices result in patients needing a ventilator to help them breathe.

Public Health Concern

Nicotine dependence is one of the most common forms of chemical dependency in the nation. It is also a detrimental and life-altering habit with many known risks. The elevated levels of nicotine in vape pods are creating a new generation of young nicotine addicts.

Over the past three years, there has been a major increase in the number of young adults and adolescents using specific vape products. The Food and Drug Administration has reported that the use of vaping devices by high school students increased by 1.3 million between 2017 and 2018.

Read on to learn more about common side effects.