Vaping and Long-Term Health

The American Heart Association has released a new scientific statement regarding the dangers related to adolescents using the increasingly popular electronic cigarettes. Scanning the tobacco racks behind the cash register at your local quick mart offers ample evidence of just how popular e-cigarettes have become. The latest research evidence suggests that the use of these products has adverse health effecst that will accrue over time, leading our kids to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of their lives. The Association’s scientific statement notes that although most new users of e-cigarettes have never smoked combustible cigarettes, adolescents who begin vaping now may become life-long nicotine or tobacco users and it is currently unknown what diseases may develop over a lifetime of vaping. Parents, it’s never to early to have the conversation regarding God’s call to stewardship of our bodies, and the dangers of smoking of any kind.