Vaping: an Update Concerning Health Effects

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Much has happened nationally, beginning in September 2019, pertaining to the concerns about the adverse health effects of electronic delivery systems of nicotine and non-nicotine related chemicals. These concerned national organizations include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Dental Association (ADA), up to fifty other health organizations, in addition to President Trump and his administration.

The reason why these concerns have developed pertaining to these electronic delivery systems is because “more than 805 people have developed possible lung illnesses, and twelve people had died, as of September 24, 2019, after using e-cigarettes,” according to a CDC news release. In fact, from this same news release, on September 16, 2019, the CDC activated its Emergency Operations Center to “enhance the inter-agency response to the current investigation into cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping.”

The popularity of vaping products has dramatically increased among those who attend high school, according to federal health officials. These vaping products include all electronic delivery systems which include e-cigarettes, vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, and others, which may or may not contain nicotine. It is the flavoring of these products which enhances their popularity, and which many health organizations are trying to have the national government eliminate as well.

The national health concerns for tobacco and nicotine are well-documented. Recently, the concern has become enhanced with the adverse health effects associated with the electronic delivery of these products, and with the flavoring, which enhances the popularity of these products.

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