Vaping: learn the risks, get support
But as vaping grows in popularity, it’s hard to ignore the long list of health risks including nicotine addiction and lung disease.
Learn the risks
- The long-term effects of certain chemicals in vaping products is unknown. There are potentially harmful chemicals used in vaping products like glycerol and propylene glycol. These ingredients are commonly found in cosmetics and food, but there is no research that the inhalation of these chemicals is safe for long-term use.
- Vaping is addictive. Vapes that contain nicotine or cannabis are addictive and can have negative health impacts. Youth and young adults – the most common users of vape products – are also more likely to get addicted as their brains continue to develop.
- With any inhalation, there is a risk of injury or cancer. Inhalation of smoke has many negative health risks. Some of the metals and chemicals found in vaping products are known to cause cancer, and people who vape may experience Vaping-Associated Lung Illness (VALI), a serious medical condition that can result in hospitalization.