Effects of Vaping on Teens

Kenai Diaz, Staff Writer

Vaping is currently one of the modern day crises on today’s teens and each year the amount of users increases in numbers and the age gets younger and younger.  The main chemical found in vapes is nicotine and almost everyone should know that. Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical that can also slow down brain development and effects mood, learning self control, attention, concentration and can pose a risk of forming other addictions within the distant future. When people don’t vape and quit it is pretty difficult you go through a detox and it can be very difficult. Someone can experience headaches, dizziness, nausea etc.

The age for use of teens is getting younger and younger. The average age for the use of vapes is starting to be 12 – 13 years old. It’s in fact more common for a teen to use a vape than an older person. The use of vapes were originally created for people to cut back on smoking cigarettes, in reality it’s actually can be just as bad of an addiction or an even a worse one due to there being metals and other addictive chemicals. I’m sure we all saw that Ad on YouTube of people informing you about the other chemicals found in the vape.

Most people who have a strong addiction to vaping usually started at even younger ages, around 11 years old. But the good thing is the numbers are starting to slightly decrease due to more restrictions on selling the item and uses of it within school, with more consequences than before. And now with people being more aware of the damages that these devices can cause and the amount of times people stress to the youth using these can end up having them with weak lungs and risk the same risk that cigarettes give to their users the cut back is finally starting to some what begin.

Most people always talk about vapes but never where they originate from. Most people probably don’t know that vapes go all the way back to the 1960s, when two men who began to develop the project that will later turn into vape pens. The two names were Phil Ray and Norman Jacobson. When it was in first development it wasn’t really electronic due to the lack of advanced technology in the 60s.