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Ruben C. Miller

The effects of vaping on your body

The effects of vaping on your body

While many people think that vaping is a safe alternative to cigarettes, they are wrong. While vaping may not be as harmful as cigarettes, in some ways, vaping still poses serious health risks and does have harmful effects on the body. There are some things that you need to know about the effects of vaping on your body before you pick up your first vape or take another hit from a vape.

Effects on the Lungs

In a recent medical study, the effects of vaping on the lungs were examined. It was shown that vaping leads to inflammation in the lungs and the oxidation of these cells. Another study done by Respiratory Research found that people who used a vape had some damage to their lungs.

Vaping and the Mouth

While vaping may not stain your teeth, it does not mean that it is good for your mouth's health. Research has found that vaping will put you at an increased risk of developing cavities. This is especially true if you like the sweet vape juice. This will lead to a good environment for the growth of bacteria, and this will lead to cavities forming. Vaping can also increase the risk a person has for tooth decay.

Oral Irritation

Based on information from the Tobacco Control vaping journal can lead to irritation of the mouth and the throat. When you inhale the vape, you are inhaling aerosolized propylene glycol and glycerol. This leads to irritation in both the mouth and the throat. It can also cause you to have a dry cough.

Gum disease

Vaping will harm several areas in the mouth, including the gums. In a study that was published in the Oncotarget journal, it was found that vaping leads to inflammation of the gums. Inflammation is one of the leading causes of gum disease. If you have gum disease, there are other oral issues that you will need to deal with. This includes gum recession. Your teeth will also become more sensitive. If you have bad gums, you can even begin to lose some teeth. It will also cause dry mouth as if the other oral problems were not harmful enough.

Heart Disease

Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States. Based on information from the Current Atherosclerosis Reports, vaping is not good for the heart. The aerosols that you breathe while vaping can harm your heart. Vaping will also increase for risk of developing heart disease, angina, and having a heart attack or stroke. The National Review of Cardiology has stated that vaping is bad for the entire circulatory system.

Exposure to Chemicals

While vaping may produce a byproduct that smells better than smoke, it does not mean that it is safe to vape. When you vape, you are still exposing the body to harmful chemicals. This can have an impact on your heart and lungs.

Increased Heart Rate

Vaping will still give the body a nicotine fix, and this will increase the heart rate, especially over long-term use. The heart rate will stay elevated, and this will lead to an increase in blood pressure. The body will need to work harder to get the blood around the body. Nicotine can stay in the body for up to 8 hours, and during this time, the heart rate will remain elevated.

Vaping and Smoking

Teens and other young adults begin with vaping because they think it is safe and more likely to smoke cigarettes. Once a young person begins to vape, the body will like the nicotine. Over time this will not be enough, and they may pick up a cigarette. Both of these habits are bad for health.

Nicotine Addiction

While vaping may not deliver as much nicotine to the body as smoking, you are still inhaling nicotine when you vape. Based on information from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, inhaling nicotine even from a vape will increase euphoria in the body. This is because it increases dopamine levels in the brain, which brings on the happy feeling for instant gratification. Nicotine is highly addictive and is one of the most addictive chemicals out there. People that vape is still likely to become addicted to nicotine.

Cell Dysfunction

To keep the body healthy, the cells need to be able to grow and repair. Vaping and the aerosols in the vape will lead to acute endothelial cell dysfunction. This means the cells may not produce as quickly and they may become deformed. They will not be able to carry out their functions in the body.

Reduced Brain Development

Vaping can hurt the developing brain. It can harm the cells and the functions of the brain. This can harm teens and young adults that are still developing. The human brain continues to develop into the 20s, so young people are not safe. Some research suggested that if a pregnant woman vapes, she is harming the brain of the developing fetus.

These are some of the impacts that vaping can have on your health. You may think that vaping is not harmful, like cigarettes, but that is not true. Vaping is unsafe and can lead to several health issues on its own. If you feel the need to vape or smoke, you should speak to a medical professional about getting professional help and other ways you can manage stress or oral fixations.

Ruben C. Miller

Child Vaping And How To Stop It

Teenager vaping on the street

VAPING AMONG CHILDREN

Vaping is one of the most popular activities among many young people. Today, there are many teenagers and young adults who vape, and as a result, it has become a health concern. While teenagers and young adults are the most common types of people who vape, some children indulge in vaping. Whenever a child vapes, they can be jeopardizing their health. As a result, parents need to find out if their child is vaping. Fortunately for parents, there are many things that they can do to find out if their children are vaping. By following some steps, a parent can quickly and easily determine if their child is vaping. 

As a parent, it is important to do various things to find out if your child is vaping. Some of these things include observing their behavior, consulting with peers, talking to teachers and friends, conversing with relatives, and seeing any odors in the home or on their clothes. By doing these things, you will have a very good chance at finding out for sure if your child is currently vaping. Once you determine that your child is vaping, it is important to talk to them about vaping and how hazardous it can be. With a talk with your kids, you will be able to make sure that they don’t continue to indulge in this activity that can be detrimental to their future health. 

EXAMINE THEIR BEHAVIOR

One of the best ways to find out if your child is vaping is to examine their behavior. You will want to examine their daily activities after school and when they are at home. Parents will also want to see if their child takes out any vaping objects or takes out any of the liquids used for vaping. Along with finding out about their activities and if they are taking out vaping products, parents will also want to find out if their child goes to vaping stores or spends time with friends who vape. If a parent sees this, they will want to immediately intervene to help their child avoid potential legal and health consequences. 

INSPECT THEIR ROOM

Another good way for a parent to find out if their child is vaping is to inspect their room. A parent will want to go into the room and look for vaping objects in drawers or in bags. They will also want to look under the bed or on any desks or shelves. With a full inspection of a child’s room, parents will be able to find the evidence necessary to find out if their child vapes. When finding vaping objects, parents will want to collect these objects and have a talk with their child to find out how and when they began vaping. 

LOOK INTO THEIR SCHOOL BACKPACKS

When parents suspect that their child is vaping, they can also look into backpacks and handbags. Many kids and teenagers will put vaping items in these bags to hide and store them. As a result, it will be important to look into these bags to see if they carry and store vaping products. Parents will want to request and demand that they inspect these bags regularly. Whenever parents find vaping products, they will want to ask where and how their child got them and confiscate them if they don’t’ want their child vaping anymore. 

SEE WHO THEY SPEND TIME WITH

As well as examining a child’s behavior, room and backpack, a parent will also want to find out who their child spends time with. As many people know, peer pressure can be a key factor in convincing a child to indulge in hazardous activities. Since vaping has potentially negative effects on health, it is important for a parent to see if their child spends time with kids who also vape. If a parent finds out that a child’s peers and social acquaintances vape regularly, it will help convince them that their child does indeed vape. Examining who a child spends time with is a very effective way to determine if their child vapes. 

DETERMINE IF THEY GO TO VAPE SHOPS

Along with seeing who a child spends time with, parents will want to find out if their child is going to vape shops. Today, these types of shops are very widespread in many communities. As a result, a parent will want to see where their child goes when leaving home and find out if they are frequenting these shops to purchase vaping products. Whenever a parent sees their child going to vaping shops regularly, it will indicate that their child is involved in vaping. 

SEE IF PEERS OFFER VAPING PRODUCTS

One of the most common ways a child or teenager begins to consume alcohol, smoke cigarettes, or vape is getting these things from their peers. Parents can find out if peers of the child give them vaping products. There are many times when a child spends time with peers and encourages them to vape regularly. As a result, a parent will benefit by seeing who their child spends time with, and if their child is being offered vaping products whenever they are present with these peers. 

ASK TEACHERS OR SCHOOL OFFICIALS

When a child is growing up, one of the types of adults that they spend a lot of time with is their teachers. A teacher can be aware of a child’s daily activities, lifestyle, and habits. They can also be aware of any activities that may be dangerous. In other words, a teacher can be aware of a child vaping.

Schools are also increasingly deploying measures like Zeptive vape detectors to stop kids from vaping on the premises. 

As a result, it is a good idea for a parent to consult with a child’s teachers to find out if the teacher knows about a child’s vaping habits. Talking with a teacher can provide valuable information that can help a parent determine if their child vapes. 

TALK TO CHILD’S FRIENDS

As well as consulting with your child or with teachers, it is also a good idea for parents to talk to any friends of the child. Friends are also very aware of a child’s lifestyle and can be aware if they are involved in any unusual activities. Consulting with a child’s friend will enable a parent to find out if their child vapes. At times a child can be secretive about their lifestyle and may attempt to deny what they are doing. By consulting with friends of the child, parents can more easily determine if their child is vaping.

CONSULT WITH RELATIVES

Parents who suspect that their child is involved in vaping will benefit from consulting with relatives. They can talk to grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and siblings. Consulting with relatives can provide information about whether or not a child vapes. Since they spend time with the child and are close to them, they are likely to be aware of the child’s activities. A relative can inform the parent about their child vaping. As a result, consulting with relatives is one of the best ways to find out if a child is vaping regularly. 

FIND ODORS IN THE HOME

In order to determine if a child vapes, it is a good idea to see if there are any odors in the home. Since vaping is very similar to smoking, it will leave odors in certain areas. Parents will want to look for odors in the child’s room, on their clothes, in bags, on bed linens, and also in other areas around the house. Whenever you find an odor in any area of the house or on any objects, it will indicate that a child vapes. Once you find an odor, it is important to address this to a child immediately. 

TALK TO YOUR KIDS

Once you find out or suspect your child vapes, it is important to talk with them. Since vaping can be dangerous, it is vital that a parent give their child information about vaping and its potential hazards. Parents will want to have a talk with their child about this so that they can find out for sure if their child is involved in vaping on a regular basis. A parent can ask questions about the child’s lifestyle and activities and ask them if they indulge in vaping. Talking with a child can enable a parent to get vital information about whether or not their child is involved in this activity. 

CONFIRMING A CHILD’S VAPING HABIT

As a parent, if you find out if your child is vaping, it is important to get them to stop vaping immediately. Many children and teenagers are not allowed to vape. As a result, it is important to tell your kids this and make sure that they don’t indulge in this activity anymore. Vaping can be dangerous, and as a result, a parent should get their children to stop vaping as soon as possible. With a long talk about vaping and its hazards, a parent will be in a position to help their child end a potentially harmful habit.

Ruben C. Miller

Bio Energy Matters!

This year has been very challenging to all of us. The pandemic has taken its toll in a way that no one could have predicted. 

But, there is something else we can't ignore. 

This year, the effects of global warming have been more noticeable than ever. If you were still on the fence about whether climate change is a thing, now is a great time to come down from it. 

In August of 2020 there was a record-breaking heat wave in California and the West Coast. Temperatures soared over 100 degrees for many days. The strong wind and dry conditions caused more wildfires than ever seen before. 

Satellite images are also showing a massive amount of ice melted on Greenland, Antartica, and the North Pole. People in areas like Bangladesh are reporting every increasing sea levels and have issues to keep their communities from washing away. 

So, I know that Covid-19 is definitely the biggest disaster of our time but let's make sure it stays that way. Because climate change has the potential to become an even bigger disaster. 

Take care!