Since its creation in 2007, e-cigarettes have only grown in popularity, especially with teenagers. All over America, teens in high school and even middle school can be found vaping. Teens are far more likely to vape as they feel pressure to fit in and be cool. Therefore, teen vaping is a problem because it can lead to future health problems, the e-cigarette industry is not fully regulated, and it can lead to nicotine addiction. Vaping as an adolescent can lead to health issues in the future.
Smoking is very harmful and it is better to switch to Vaping then to keep smoking because Vaping is better for the environment, more people are switching to e-cigs, and Vaping helps with mental issues. Encourage your family members that smoke cigarettes to stop and switch not just for you but for everyone around them. Tell people about the benefits of vaping and how smoking negatively affects everything around them. Get a jewel for a person that smokes so the smoker that you know doesnt hurt themselves by smoking in the toxic chemicals. Vaping is going to be and constant growing corporation and as the years move forward it will grow even larger and people will switch to
According to the CDC, e-cigarette use among both high school and middle school students tripled in one year . This rise in use of e-cigarettes among youth has many critics up in arms, as they believe it proves what they have always feared, that e-cigarettes are designed to be more attractive to teenagers and adolescents. There are many reasons why youth are easily attracted to e-cigarettes .For examples, companies can still advertise e-cigarettes on TV where something traditional cigarettes haven’t been able to do since 1971. In addition, e-cigarettes are also be able to advertise through product placement. Critics are concerned that the overexposure on television and in movies is glorifying e-cigarettes and making them more attractive and acceptable for youth to use.Plus , with the use of internet connection where even children can buy it online .
During this time, it’s popularity has increased immensely. When vaping was invented, its main purpose was to become a more health safe alternative to smoking. This is true and it seems to be what vaping is becoming, but what we do have to look at are the possible long term effects of vaping. When you smoke and inhale those toxins into your lungs, your bronchioles and alveoli take in those toxins and either die, or slow down the replicating process of these cells. The cells are permanently damaged from the smoke.
In many states in order to sell E-cigarettes a permit or retail license is required.E-cigarettes have been regulated since 2009, until it was passed on to the FDA. Eventually, FDA finalized a rule that states E-cigarettes are not allowed to be sold in vending machines and people under the age of 18 cannot but a E-cigarette. Ultimately, E-cigs were a big and unknown thing but eventually people were able to set regulations. There are many benefits that comes with E-cigarettes. When people buy E-cigarettes it is optional to include nicotine.
Most teenagers look forward to getting their license and permit to be able to get behind the wheel of a car and drive without parents. The problem with this is many teenagers take advantage of that privilege and become reckless drivers. The government has put laws in place which prevents teenagers from driving alone for the first year and keeps laws in place so teenagers can’t abuse there laws. Meanwhile, many adults still argue the safety on the road even with restrictions in place. These laws are here to keep everyone on the road safe not only the new drivers.
Teenagers shouldn’t be able to access drugs just because they think it will keep them awake and in reality it’s just giving a false sense of energy to them. Also drugs can affect teens being able to focus during school and after school while they are trying to do homework. To conclude, school should start at 8:30 am or later, to improve: homework and test performance, teen car accidents, drug usage in teens. Think of it like this: if school started later would it truly impact student grades? The impact it has on a student depends on how good the student can self regulate.
Is Vaping a safer way to enjoy smoking? Every day, nearly 4000 teenagers in the United States smoke their first cigarette (CDC, Surgeon General). Everyone has that friend that smokes cigarettes, considering the well documented side effects and medical issues associates with smoking, what continues to attract youth to such a dangerous activity? Smoking is a cancer in and of its self in teenagers, it starts out with the one friend trying it, following that a couple of those other friends try it because of the original friend, then a few more try it because of those few friends. This causes the cancer to continue to expand throughout the teen population.
An article called, A Teen Perspective On Smoking In New York City: Wins and Losses are about how a teenager’s perspective on smoking in NYC among youth is actually aggravating. Although vapor is acknowledged as a better alternative than smoking, it also causes harm to our health. The teen mentions how her friends were pushing her to smoke, "'It’s only vapor, it isn’t bad for you,' was a line repeated to me many times by friends trying to urge me to partake. This view of vaping made it significantly more popular than cigarettes among my peers." (Building Health Systems Globally).