Vaping: What You Need To know

What Is Vaping?

 

You’ve seen it in convenient stores, you’ve heard it helps you quit smoking, you may even have children in school who tell you “everyone’s doing it!” But what is vaping? Vaping is the method of using an e-cigarette. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid called “juice” to release an aerosol (vapor) inhaled by the user. The liquid typically is composed of nicotine, propylene glycol, flavorings and other substances.

 

Will Vaping Harm My Health?

 

While there is evidence that suggests it is less harmful than smoking, e-cigarettes are currently not regulated by the FDA. The FDA also does not approve them as a smoking cessation device. Due to the fact that nicotine is the primary agent, they are highly addictive. While the negative health effects of nicotine are well documented, the unknowns are exactly what harmful chemicals are in the vapor and their long term effects.

E-cigarettes are more popular with young people than any traditional tobacco product. These products are creating a new generation addicted to nicotine, with many still untested health consequences.

 

How Can I Quit? 

 

If you want to quit smoking or vaping, visit Kansas Quitline or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

Related Blog Posts

Spotlight on Mushrooms

Mushrooms are known for their great taste and amazing health benefits. Packed with a ton of essential vitamins and minerals, they make for an excellent addition to your diet, adding flavor to many different recipes. Add mushrooms to your eggs, as…...

Walk With Ease Class Starting Soon!

Do you suffer from Arthritis or joint pain? If so, you are not alone. In Kansas, 1 in 4 adults have arthritis and report having severe joint pain that may limit activities. Learning to manage and reduce symptoms is critical…...

Celebrate Get Outdoors Month

Summer is here. The kids are home and already complaining that there’s nothing to do. Here’s an idea—go outside! June is National Get Outdoors Month and Johnson County has many ways to celebrate the occasion. Put down your phone, apply…...

Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month. Did you know each year about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack? The good news is, that about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. What Is a Stroke? A stroke happens when…...

Bike & Roll to School Day 2022

Bike & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, May 4th! Set your alarm a few minutes early on Wednesday, May 4th and join your neighbors for National Bike & Roll to School Day. Bike & Roll to School Day events…...
View More Posts