Vaping: a bad choice

Trinity Duke, Reporter

Many students at West Hardin are taking the risk of vaping.  They shouldn’t. 

A lot of people all over the world who use vapes are very ill, and some have even died. 

According to the CDC, in the past 3 weeks, 9 young people in the United States have died.  The fact is E-cigarettes and other vaping devices are not risk-free.  Even if they do not have any nicotine, it’s still not safe. You could drown yourself and also get ill or even end up dead. 

According to Dr. Blaha of Hopkins University, “ There are many unknowns about vaping, including what chemicals make up the vapor and how they affect physical health over the long term.”

Using e-cigarettes and other vaping products is not proven to help you quit smoking. In fact, e-cigarettes are not any healthier than smoking cigarettes. Nicotine can affect brain development and functioning in young people. E-Cigarettes are just as addictive as regular cigarettes.