Vaping is an increasingly popular recreational activity that involves nicotine and is used by individuals of varying age groups. Originally billed as a healthy alternative to smoking, research is beginning to suggest that might not be the case. Here are a few health risks that can be caused by vaping.
While vaping does remove some of the carcinogens that come from traditional cigarettes, it does not eliminate nicotine. Nicotine is the stimulant drug that is being consumed from the device, and it is known for being a highly addictive substance. This means that vaping can cause the same or higher level of dependency due to the high nicotine content of the product. For former cigarette smokers, this may not seem like a problem, but for those who may understand vaping as completely separate from smoking or have never smoked before, addiction may be unprecedented. Nicotine dependency can lead to irritability and mood swings, and can also invoke a greater financial drain than the user originally expected, as he or she may feel the need to purchase the drug on a recurring basis. Additionally, improper treatment of this addiction can make the situation worse.