Vaping Lung Illness
What intended to be the replacement of cigarettes is turning out to be another outlet for lung disease. Vaping works by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol which can be inhaled. The liquid can contain nicotine, THC or cannabinoid oils. The consistent use of vaping is demonstrating that it can damage the lungs of a user.
Over 800 lung injury cases have been reported in over 40 states and 12 deaths have been confirmed in 10 states. The majority of these cases are in the age range of 18-34 years. In addition, the majority of these cases were due to THC-containing products but this is not to exclude nicotine-containing products from the picture.
Many users are beginning to stockpile vaping accessories due to a fear of a federal ban hovering on the horizon. If the federal government is considering banning E-cigarettes, then why are cigarettes still legal? Does this have anything to do with the powerful tobacco companies?
Some people are entertaining the conspiracy theory that because the tobacco companies have lost some profit since the advent of E-cigarettes, that they must be behind this vaping lung injury epidemic. While no such evidence exists, the dots can be connected if the federal government does make vaping illegal but continues to allow the sale of cigarettes.
Many users who were long-time cigarette smokers are very disappointed and worried to hear of a potential vaping ban around the corner. These users claim that their only successful solution to stopping cigarettes has been vaping and that nothing else has helped them. Some of these users are either beginning to stockpile vaping accessories or planning to return back to smoking cigarettes.
Whether you smoke cigarettes or vape, it is definitely possible to successful quit both! The pleasure of smoking is all in the user’s mind. If you start putting yourself first and not your pleasure center, you will slowly start to overcome the reinforced behavioral patterns of smoking. But it takes time and a lot of determination.
Don’t waste your mind, body and soul fighting a nicotine or THC addiction. Go out there and enjoy life naturally as we were intended!
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