The Ingredients of Vaping Liquid can be Harmful
There are side effects and a risk of lung damage associated with vaping products. Nicotine, even when it’s dressed up in sweet flavors, is highly addictive. Beyond nicotine or THC, these products often contain other potentially harmful ingredients, including:
- Extremely fine particles that can be inhaled into the lungs
- Flavorings that contain diacetyl, a chemical linked to lung disease
- Volatile organic compounds
- Heavy metals, such as lead and chromium
Inhaling these ingredients can be risky, and users may experience severe side effects, including damage to the lungs and negative effects on oral health. Over time, users may be at increased risk of stroke, heart disease, or lung cancer.
Vaping might seem like a less risky choice than smoking or using marijuana, but it’s still not recommended, especially if the user is young.
Call the Missouri Poison Center if You or Someone You Know Has Questions about Vaping
If you are concerned that your child is vaping, or if you have questions about safe usage, call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222. Our specially trained nurses, pharmacists, and medical toxicologist can give you potentially life-saving information.