What Are the Long-Term Effects of Vaping

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While e-cigarettes are often seen as the safer alternative to cigarettes, this may not be as true as you were led to believe.

Vaping has become a growing trend for young adults especially and, until their relatively new popularity recently, research about them has been largely unexplored. Our addiction rehab center in Pompano is here to expose the truth about the long-term effect of vaping and the vaping dangers.

The Long-Term Dangers of Vaping

The long-term effects of vaping are only starting to come out. As providers of PHP and IOP substance abuse treatment in Pompano, we want you to be aware of the vaping health risks. While users of e-cigarettes ingest less amounts of nicotine than they would with a regular cigarette, the frequent exposure to nicotine as well as the many other chemicals and carcinogens from vaping can lead to some of the most significant long-term effects of vaping. Many of the long-term dangers of vaping are still unknown, but evidence suggests that vaping may lead to increased risks of:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Heart attacks
  • Reproductive issues
  • Low birth weight for babies when vaping during pregnancy
  • Irritation of eyes and airways [1]

Though e-cigarettes were first thought to be replacements for regular cigarette use, it turns out that vaping may actually increase the possibility of becoming a smoker. One research article estimated that vaping has the potential to substantially increase the number of cigarette smokers so much so that it could lead to 1.5 million years of lost life. [2]

Unfortunately, addiction can be a slippery slope and one bad habit can lead to another. Nicotine has long been thought of as a gateway drug. One survey found that over 90% of cocaine users between the ages of 18 and 34 were cigarette smokers before becoming addicted to cocaine. [3] If what started as a seemingly harmless vaping habit has developed into a substance abuse problem, you should get help with our drug treatment programs in Pompano. If not, you may only continue down this dark road.

At our drug and alcohol treatment center in Pompano, we assist people with varying substance abuse problems. With our cocaine addiction treatment, alcohol addiction treatment, heroin addiction treatment, opiate addiction treatment and relapse prevention programs, we have the expertise you need to overcome your addiction and move forward.

Contact us today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about our substance abuse treatment programs.


Sources:

  1. Live Science – E-Cigarettes: What Vaping Does to Your Body
  2. Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine – E-Cigarettes May Be More Harmful Than Beneficial According to Evidence-Based Research
  3. National Institutes of Health – Why Nicotine is A Gateway Drug
 
Alyssa
Alyssa
Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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