It seems everywhere you go, you run into someone exhaling giant clouds of “smoke.” Welcome to the age of vaping. Over the last few years, e-cigarettes have been taken to new heights making it one of the latest and biggest trends today.
Originally, e-cigarettes were created as a healthier alternative to tobacco with the intention of helping smokers kick their habit. However, just like countless other well-intentioned products, vaping started drawing in users the product may never have been intended for.
Popularity draws attention, no surprise there, and that’s what we’re seeing today. E-cigarettes and vapes have taken on a life of their own by garnering attention on social media, and even seeing the rise of vape competitions. As with most trends, teens and young adults started taking notice, and e-cigarettes found their way into the hands, and lungs, of today’s youth.
It’s estimated that about 10 million people have taken up vaping in the US, and that doesn’t even include the millions of other e-cigarette users across the globe. While vaping may be a healthier alternative to traditional tobacco and nicotine use, just how much do we know about the health risks associated with pop-culture’s newest obsession?
Before you pick up that vape pen, make sure to read about the effects it may have on your body. From popcorn lung to exploding devices, here are some of the major health risks you are exposing yourself to next time you take a puff.