The e-cigarettes became an important topic in the last few days. Even though there are many people who say viping is not healthy, a lot of teenagers tried or want to try it. Some of them like the flavours they can choose from while there are other teens who just enjoy nicotine. According to a new study, for most of the American teenagers, flavours are more important than nicotine.
The study was made by the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. They used a data of almost 15000 students who took part in a national survey. More than 3500 of them said they tried at least one time the e-cigarette. Most of them said that use the device for flavours and they even don’t have nicotine in it. There were very few students who were viping marijuana.
The study could be very important because it shows that we need to focus. It does not matter if doctors tell us that the e-cigarette is bad for our body and then they speak about the danger of nicotine. There are many users who try it only for flavours. So if want to convince someone that vaping is not good for his/her health, you should have more reasons that the nicotine one.
There are doctors who wonder if the teens that were asked to take the survey knew for sure that their cigarette hadn’t nicotine. There are hundreds of vaping devices and not of all them have the ingredients on the product.
We still know how dangerous these devices can be. There are people who think viping is dangerous because they associate it with smoking, while some researchers have proved that it is not good for our health. Doctors say that even without nicotine, products that ca be inhaled can be dangerous for our lung tissue.
The study, which was published in the Tobacco Control. It shows that maybe viping is not such a big threat as some people thought. Last year, there were more teenagers who have used an e-cigarette than smoked an actual cigarette. Even though it might be unhealthy, it seems that this device is less dangerous than the traditional cigarette, especially for those who want to stop smoking.
Have you tried an e-cigarette? What is more important to you – the nicotine or the flavours?
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