How does using other tobacco products, such as vapes, and e-cigs affect your health?
The epidemic of e-cigarettes and vaping associated lung injury sharply has increased.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that aerosolized nicotine, flavorants, chemicals, and other harmful particles of
e-cigarettes could potentially affect a person’s lungs and lead to lung damage.
MYTH: E-Cigarettes are safe.
FACT: E-cigarettes are SAFER than cigarettes but that doesn’t mean that they are safe or harmless. It can still contain harmful chemicals that can cause adverse health effects.
MYTH: Vaping helps people quit smoking.
FACT: E-cigarettes are not currently approved by the FDA as a cessation smoking aid. Although, e-cigarettes may help adults who smoke if used as a complete substitute for all cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products. Dual use is not an effective way to reduce adverse health effects.
CHEMICALS FOUND IN E-CIGARETTES
Volatile organic chemicals
Flavoring such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease
Heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead
Health benefits after
20 minutes = Your heart rate drops to a normal level.
12 to 24 hours = Carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal and risk of heart of attach is significantly reduced.
1 to 9 months = Your coughing and shortness of breath decreases.
1 year = Your risk of heart disease is reduced by half of a smoker.
10 years = Your risk of dying from lung cancer is reduced by half of that a smoker.
What can you do to
let go of tobacco?
Take control of your health and don’t let Big Tobacco Companies take control of you.
Cessation Resources: Quit Centers and Quitline and Mom’s Quit Connection.