Campaigns against tobacco companies have been around for the last thirty years, so we have been educated and are aware of the dangers of smoking cigarettes. However, the new trend of vaping is on the rise, especially among young people, and there are many false beliefs that vaping or electronic cigarettes are safe. 

Potential dangers include:

  • Manufacturers not required to report ingredients
  • State laws only monitor purchase age of products, not user age
  • No studies on long-term effects
  • Short-term effects:
    • popcorn lung
    • heating element explosions
    • weakened immune system
    • ingestion of vape liquid
    • ingestion of formaldehyde and metal
    • possible link to nicotine addiction

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates 30% of teen vapers will start smoking cigarettes within the next 6 months. See information from Pulmonary Associates to help uncover the truth about vaping and tips on how to talk with your children about these potential dangers. Visit:

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