Vaping: Health Effects of Vaping
Scientists are still researching the long-term health effects of vaping, but enough research has been done to show that vaping is harmful, contradicting the misconception that e-cigarettes and other vaping devices produce only harmless water vapor.
Besides the damage nicotine can do to the developing adolescent brain, using vaping devices can cause asthma, wheezing, coughing, sinus infections, nosebleeds, and shortness of breath. In addition, the aerosol produced by vaping may contain:
- heavy metals such as nickel, tin or lead,
- ultrafine particles that may be inhaled into the lungs,
- volatile organic compounds,
- cancer-causing chemicals.
Children and adults have also been sickened by the liquid or “juice” contained in vaping devices by swallowing it, breathing it, or absorbing it through the skin or eyes.
Vaping can cause asthma, wheezing, coughing, sinus infections, nosebleeds,
and shortness of breath.