Smoking In Schools

Maylani L.

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Do you have Mrs. Capaccio this term? Well I do. As of now, we are in our smoking/ e-cigarette unit where we learn about the consequences of smoking. If you choose to keep reading this article, you will find some shocking TRUE facts about vaping.

 

Some of the consequences are as following:

  • Nicotine addiction
  • Receding gum line
  • Swollen eyes
  • Acne and rashes
  • Throat irritation
  • Lip sores
  • Flammability of clothing and mouth (you’ll see what I mean later)

 

Most e-cigarette advertisements are directed towards teens and other people under the age of 26, the age your brain has fully developed. Others who aren’t influenced by the advertisements start vaping because of peer pressure. They feel the need to fit in with their peers, be cool, etc. No one should feel the need to fit in, we are all important in our own way. But if you have started, I STRONGLY  encourage you to see a medical professional or another trusted adult to help you with your addiction.

An interesting fact about vaping is that the nicotine pouches (the drug in e-cigarettes and other smoking products) can leak. There is a hilarious, but serious, video on YouTube where a man’s pants burst into flames because of an e-cigarette leak at a gas station.

I also have another interesting, funny story about vaping for you. This random guy was vaping on the street, a normal and casual day….. then all of a sudden, his e-cigarette lit on FIRE! Do you see what I mean when I said flammability of clothes and mouth?! Well, you should!

Vaping can also lead to high heart and blood pressure, lung irritation, reproductive harm, worsening asthma, etc.

 

Overall……

 Don’t try it!

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