Q & A: Educating children about health risks of vaping

The number of teens who use electronic cigarettes, or vape, is at an all-time high, and there ’s growing concern that vaping can cause severe lung illness and injury, as well as an addiction to nicotine.Additionally, several deaths have been attributed to vaping-related illnesses, and that number continues to grow, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recent CDC data also shows that 1 in 4 high school students vape, and that e-cigarette use among middle school students is on the rise.UCLA pediatric pulmonologistDr. Eric Hamberger explains how vaping affects children ’s health, and how parents can keep their kids safe and informed about the dangers of e-cigarettes.How do e-cigarettes work?E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that carry nicotine fluid and, sometimes, other potentially harmful ingredients. When heated, the fluid becomes an aerosol consisting of fine particles, which is then inhaled into the lungs. Most e-cigarettes do not look like traditional cigarettes. They come in many forms and can look like everyday products like pens, USB flash drives, phones and tubes of lipstick. This can make vaping easy to conceal.How can parents tell if a child is vaping?The most common effects are changes in behavior, including irritability, interrupted sleep, difficulty concentrating and mood swings. You may also see physical changes, such as increased thirst, dry cough, caffeine sensitivity, nose bleeds and exercise intolerance.You may also ...
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