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THE TRUTH BY MONIQUE CURET

THE TRUTH ABOUT

VAPING

This nicotine habit poses health
concerns, especially for kids

38

W IN TER 2019

TRUE OR FALSE:

Vaping can be an
effective way to stop
smoking.
TRUE. Some research
indicates that vaping may
be at least as effective as
nicotine replacement therapy in helping people quit
smoking, but it's not
approved by the Food and
Drug Administration as a
cessation strategy, so
there's no proof it is safe
and effective, Douglas says.
That said, the American
Cancer Society considers it
an improvement if adult
smokers who cannot completely quit using nicotine
choose to switch to vaping.
"Some smokers, despite
firm clinician advice, will

PHOTO BY GETTY IMAGES

Even if you aren't well-versed
on vaping, you probably know
this much: Its popularity has
grown exponentially in recent years, and
questions abound about its safety.
Sales of Juul, the most popular brand
of vaping product in the U.S., increased
641 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. Juul is a battery-powered
e-cigarette, shaped like a USB drive, that
heats liquid containing nicotine, producing
a vapor that users inhale.
"E-cigs are not safe, and they raise
particular concerns for youths, because
nicotine has been shown to raise the risk
of harm to brain development in youths
and young adults," says Cliff Douglas,
vice president of tobacco control for the
American Cancer Society.
He explains the basics of vaping and
its dangers.



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