Vaping: The Vapor Wave

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The Vapor Wave When someone thinks of vaping, one instantly think about the people they pass by, puffing a huge cloud of smoke. They think about how similar it is too smoking and instantly credit it to the toxicity of smoking. The question they should be really thinking about is how smoking is incredibly worse than vaping because it concerns nicotine addiction, toxic chemicals that lead to cancer, and harm to the public. With vaping on the high rise of popularity, the vaping industry is collectively growing bigger with more than 3,500 shops in counting and worth billions. Vaping is not a brand new matter but dates back to the 5th century B.C. of Egypt, where they heated up herbs on hot stones to vape on. Another similar form of vaping prior…show more content…
Eventually, the idea of the e-cigarettes was made 2000’s but not heard of until the Chinese company Hon Lik introduced them in the 2000’s, becoming a big hit in the US in 2007. Though the creator’s intentions for the making of e-cigarette was due to his father dying of lung cancer from smoking, vaping does prove itself as a better alternative. “Despite making great strides to reduce smoking, tobacco is still our biggest killer. Our region has always kept an open mind towards using electronic cigarettes as we can see the massive potential health benefits from switching” states Lisa Surtees, a director at Fresh Smoke Free North East. Fresh Smoke Free North East was a program started in the UK in 2005 to prevent tobacco use and help anyone combat smoking problems. They originally got their inspiration from doing research in the US and later brought it to the UK and it has dropped the rates of smoking down to a third of England’s smokers. If at all compared to smoking, vaping is being considered…show more content…
A movement formed in 2011 where the FDA decided to put vaping products under the Tobacco Control act labeling them as tobacco products due to the possible nicotine in them. In 2016, the FDA issued that anyone under 18 cannot be sold the e-cigarette or vaping devices of any sort. Identification must be provided for anyone below the age of 27 and samples of these tobacco products of any kind distributed are prohibited. The FDA has also putting warning labels on vaping devices for possibly containing nicotine, which is pending to be enforced in 2018. Even though these restrictions are being applied to not encourage young people to start vaping it does not stop the smoking industry from targeting the younger generation. The FDA is working with the anti-smoking group “The Real Cost” to provide education on the subject and aim it at teenagers. Vapers and or Vaping support groups are saying that the FDA is on the wrong side, that they should encourage vaping because if they don’t, they are encouraging teens or whoever smokes to still pick cigarettes over vaping. In general, the goal they share is to better the health of the public. Globally, sale and distribution of vape products has been banned in Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay and a few other places. Since the items potentially contain nicotine in some way and it is a drug they have issued the ban. Vaping

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