Oral Health Risks of Vaping
Vaping is a popular term for smoking an e-cigarette or vaporizing marijuana. According to the CDC, the liquid used in vapes “can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and other substances and additives.”
69 percent of people vaping are male, and two thirds are ages 18 to 34. Almost a quarter of people who use “vapes” are between 18 and 21.
The CDC is still investigating the chemicals in vapes and how they are causing lung injuries. They recommend that people refrain from using e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly those containing THC.
If you or someone you love has used an e-cigarette or other form of vaporizer and is experiencing:
- cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain,
- nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea,
- fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain,
the CDC recommends discussing these symptoms with a healthcare provider.
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