Students, PLEASE Stop Vaping
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Students, PLEASE Stop Vaping

It's one step closer to cancer.

Students, PLEASE Stop Vaping
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Picture this: You’re out at a party and somebody offers you a hit from their Juul. You don’t want to seem like a loser, so you suck the nicotine and chemicals into your lungs.

You are now one step closer to developing lung cancer.

We do not truly know the risks of vaping because it is so new, but recent studies suggest that the chemicals used in vape pens or e-cigarettes can lead to cancer. Inhaling the vapor could also cause bronchitis.

And it’s not just your lungs that can be affected.

Vaping can lead to gum inflammation and damage, which may lead to you losing your teeth.

Do you want to have dentures at the age of 20?

Vape pens and e-cigarettes are not supposed to be for teenagers. They’re marketed as a tool to stop smoking, just like nicotine gum or nicotine patches.

If you haven’t ever smoked cigarettes before, would you want to just chew a piece of nicotine gum?

The worst part about vaping is that we don’t know the long-term effects.

E-cigarettes have only been around for 10 years or so, so there’s no way we can understand what’s going to happen to the people that use e-cigarettes 50 years down the line.

You may want to seem cool to all of your friends, but are you even going to be friends with them in five years?

And why does it matter what people think?

All that really matters is that you are healthy and proud of yourself. By turning to a box of chemicals, you’re ruining your health.

My grandmother recently died of cancer. It had metastasized to her lungs. She had never smoked a cigarette in her entire life. She was having extreme difficulty breathing and would cough nonstop. She was only 72.

Do you want that to be you?

So a word of advice to students from a student: leave vaping in 2017.

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