Scientists Finally Learning the Longterm Effects of Vaping

Madison Groves, Staff Writer

US officials reported 26 deaths and around 1000 cases of illnesses connected to vaping in 15 states since October 21st.

People who vape don’t even know or realize what they are putting into their body or how its being affected by vaping, but according to the article that MPR news published, anything sold on Amazon’s website filled with any type of vaping fluid or sold on the black market is being pulled off the website for having high illness and death rates. “However, anyone could purchase these and other materials from Amazon’s website, filled with any vaping fluid and sold on the black market, where sales of illicit marijuana vaping products have flourished recently.”

Even though illegal vapes are more dangerous, Nicotine vapes have more chemicals, such as diacetyl, which is linked to deadly lung diseases. They also contain metals such as nickel, tin and lead.

Vaping can lead to many health issues like dry mouth, dizziness, dry eyes, nosebleeds, and insomnia. Vaping can also affect a person’s blood pressure and heart rate.

Micheal Maestri, a 26 year old man from New Jersey, is one of the 14 cases of lung illness related to e-cigarette use. Meastri said “Needless to say, it was the scariest thing I’ve ever gone through. I lost 15 pounds in like two weeks.”