Nicotine- a toxic colorless or yellowish oily liquid that is the chief active constituent of tobacco.
Sounds great doesn’t it? The number of teens using this product through smoking, vaping or chewing have gone up dramatically over the past years. Nicotine is an addictive chemical that acts as a stimulant in small doses, according to google.com. In larger doses or amounts, it blocks the action of autonomic nerve and skeletal muscle cells.
If you are an active person or even an athlete, this may scare you, or you may use this product yourself. Other than nicotine affecting you on the inside, it also causes other problems on the outside. Let’s take a closer look on what I’m talking about.
Almost everyone would know that smoking a cigarette causes facial scars and bad teeth. But what does vaping cause?
People that use products containing nicotine are at a higher risk of multiple respiratory diseases, such as lung cancer, stroke and heart disease. According to healthline.com, anyone who is still using these products can still minimize the risk of getting any of these diseases by just stopping.
Vaping was intended to help smokers who were addicted but needed to quit, it was meant to help them eventually stop. Instead, ending up that more teens than adults have addictions because of vaping.
The article on the website migvapor.com, states that vaping is far more healthier than tobacco smoking. Teens may think… “Vaping is fine, it’s not like I’m smoking an actual cigarette. It’s just vapor.” But what teens do not think about is how they are being affected by nicotine and what is actually in the vapes they are utilizing.
Ingredients of e-cigarettes include nicotine, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, water and flavorings. The one ingredient you might not guess to be causing respiratory problems, is the artificial flavorings. Contained in these flavorings is a product called, diacetyl.
Harvard researchers conducted a study and found diacetyl causing these problems by increasing oxidative stress. This directly leads to loss of bodily antioxidants and the clogging of skin pores, according to migvapor.com.
It was found that e-cigarettes, the presence of nickel, silver and tin are higher than the level of those metals found in cigarettes. By using the antioxidants of the body, this then leads to skin inflammation.
Other skin problems that may occur from vaping is dehydration, premature aging, and smoker lips. The product found in vapes that cause dehydration is propylene glycol, which is meant to hold water, leaving your skin dry and dehydrated.
Related to dehydration is premature aging. Not having healthy and youthful skin, causes wrinkles, skin irritation and inflammation makes the appearance of your skin much older.
Vaping was made for addicted smokers to help them quit. Teens vaping is causing them to become addicted and begin to have health issues. Spread word and stop vaping.