The Dangers of Vaping
What are e-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are devices that allow users to breathe in liquid that has nicotine in it. They are also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems. They may look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some are even made to look like everyday items, such as flashlights or pens. Along with nicotine, the liquid in e-cigarettes also contains other chemicals and flavorings. When the e-cigarette is puffed, the atomizer heats up. It turns the liquid in the tank or cartridge into a vapor (aerosol). You then breathe in this vapor. This is called vaping. It mimics real cigarette smoking
Hear from pulmonologist, Albert Naveed, MD, at Lakeland Pulmonology in this video as he explains the dangers of vaping and how to talk to children about these issues.