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Eliminating flavored vapors will not stop the deadly lung disease

In recent years, public health authorities have raised the alarm about the vape of teenagers – especially since the popular Juul-vape was launched on social media. But the more recent security crises in vapen are slightly more concrete: exploding vapenpen, epileptic attacks and lung injuries.

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Before the striking lung injuries, lawmakers were already nervous about how many children vaped. In December 2018, the US Surgeon General declared vapen & # 39; an epidemic & # 39 ;.

Some risks of vapors have to do with their batteries, which can explode. Those explosions are rare, but sometimes fatal. Since June 2018, the US Food and Drug Administration has reported an increase in reports of vape-related attacks. Vapen has also been associated with a number of lung injuries, some also fatal – although it is unclear what exactly causes the injuries.

Policymakers have begun action: banning flavored vapors, for example. The FDA has warned consumers not to use THC vapors. Some companies have also stopped selling e-cigs. Vape makers still make their own vape fluids and teenagers have proven to be cunning in circumventing age restrictions.

Nonetheless, safety studies into vapors lag far behind the popularity of the industry. The long-term effects of vapen are unknown; be sheep probably better than smoking, but that does not necessarily make them safe. We know so far that the use of high voltages in vapors can release formaldehyde-causing chemicals; we also know that vapen exposes users to more toxic chemicals and heavy metals than people who don't. We also know that vapen can increase the risk of heart disease. Moreover, nicotine is still addictive – and we know that addiction can be painful.

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