Toxins – Rethink Tobacco

8 REASONS TO AVOID THE APE IN VAPE.

 

  1. Brain damage is irreversible
  2. Loss of brain function
  3. Addicted before you know it
  4. Gateway to smoking
  5. Toxic chemicals and metals
  6. Weak immune system
  7. Nicotine overload
  8. Blood vessel damage

Know the Vape Risks

1. Causes irreversible brain damage: The part of the brain that’s responsible for decision making and impulse control is not yet fully developed until age 25. Teens and young adults are at risk for long-lasting effects including nicotine addiction, mood disorders, and permanent lowering of impulse control.

2. Causes attention and learning problems: Nicotine also changes the way synapses are formed, which can harm the parts of the brain that control attention and learning.

3. Nicotine in vape is highly addictive: Each time a new memory is created or a new skill is learned, stronger connections – or synapses – are built between brain cells. Young people’s brains build synapses faster than adult brains. Because addiction is a form of learning, adolescents can get addicted more easily than adults.

4. Gateway to smoking: Kids who vape are 4x more likely to start smoking which can lead to a lifetime of nicotine addiction.

5. Toxic chemicals and metals: E-cigarette aerosol isn’t harmless water vapor – it can contain toxic chemicals and metals.

6. Weakens immune system: Vaping weakens the immune system, increasing susceptibility to all kinds of illnesses and infections.

7. Nicotine overload: Teens may not realize the level of nicotine they are inhaling. For example, 1 JUUL pod = 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine.

8. Blood vessel damage: Vape that contains nicotine can increase blood pressure and heart rate and cause arteries to stiffen up. That means a higher risk for a cardiovascular event (think heart attack).

  1. US National Library of Medicine
  2. Surgeon General
  3. Surgeon General
  4. US National Library of Medicine
  5. National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine
  6. US National Library of Medicine
  7. The Truth
  8. MedPage Today & American Heart Association
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Vape is not harmless

Most vape products contain nicotine which is not only highly addictive, it can increase your blood pressure, heart rate, and cause your arteries to stiffen up. That means you may be putting yourself at a higher risk for a cardiovascular event (think heart attack). Plus, the vapor can contain other chemicals, toxins, and even metals. When those chemicals and toxins build up, your immune system pays the price.

  1. MedPage Today
  2. National Library of Medicine
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not fit for man nor beast…

Tobacco smoke is full of cancer causing stuff like benzene, formaldehyde, polonium 210, cadmium, and chromium, just to name a few. TOBACCO MESSES WITH YOUR HEALTH BIG TIME. All in all there are more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. At least 250 of them are harmful and 69 of them can cause cancer (carcinogens.) NO WONDER it worsens asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, causes mouth and throat cancer, lung cancer, and even fertility problems. This list goes on—Rethink Tobacco.
  1. National Cancer Institute

Yeah, tobacco’s got it.

Tons. Tobacco products are chock full of lots of different poisons and toxins. Check it out: “There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous.” — American Lung Association
  1. American Lung Association

Got Poison?

Oh yeah. Tobacco products are chock full of lots of different poisons and toxins. Check it out:

“There are approximately 600 ingredients in cigarettes. When burned, they create more than 7,000 chemicals. At least 69 of these chemicals are known to cause cancer, and many are poisonous.” — American Lung Association

  1. American Lung Association

Dead End

Not to be a pest, but you know, tobacco kills because it is full of lots of different kinds of poison. Assuming you already know this, why check out early? Life’s better with you in it!

  1. CDC