Think vaping is a harmless way to wean yourself off smoking? Think again. Vaping can do serious harm to your teeth and gums.
Another downside: Vaping seems to appeal to young people, with more than 3.6 million teens trying the trend so far. Public health officials are concerned that vaping is having an opposite effect than the one intended. Instead of weaning teenagers away from nicotine, it's actually introducing them to the drug.
The jury is still out on the effectiveness of vaping as an aid to quitting smoking. While some studies have shown that vaping can help smokers kick the habit, others have shown that vaping actually doesn't help smokers quit and that they may simply become addicted to vaping instead.
What isn't in doubt is that even the small amount of nicotine found in e-cigarettes has negative effects.
If you aren’t already smoking, don’t start a vaping habit, either!
Last updated May 10, 2022
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