Health Effects of Tobacco

The risks of vaping

How does vaping compare to smoking?

Vaping products have less chemicals than cigarettes, but inhaling nicotine mist is still highly addictive, especially to young people.

Vaping can lead children and teenagers to start smoking

It’s a fact that children and teenagers don’t need as much nicotine as adults to become addicted to it. Since vape companies target their products to young people, vaping can lead teenagers and young adults to develop a nicotine addiction. Regular nicotine exposure can weaken a young person’s memory and ability to concentrate. It can also reduce impulse control for teenagers and even alter their brain development.

Studies show that young people who vape regularly are more likely to start smoking than young people who don’t vape.

Can vaping help me quit smoking?

Vaping can be used as a way to quit smoking as it delivers nicotine in a less harmful way than cigarettes. Even though vaping delivers a fraction of the chemicals found in cigarette smoke, it is not without risk. If you want to quit smoking safely, talk to a health professional about Nicotine Replacement Therapy products like nicotine patches, gums or lozenges that can help you with nicotine withdrawal symptoms.