Vaping teens will come to regret their choice


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Teens who vape will regret the choice because health groups are already showing us how bad it is for our bodies.

Cole Bartels, Editorialist

A vape, or an electronic cigarette, is a device that heats up liquid to create flavored vapor that you inhale has become quite a disgusting addiction in recent years.  It is estimated that 20 percent of Americans vape, with 39 percent of the vaping community being teenagers. 

 To many this high of a percentage may come as a surprise, but at Greeley West High School this probably makes sense to you if you’ve walked the hallways enough during passing period or been in the restrooms.  It is a disgusting sight to see vapor go up into the air while you are trying to navigate the restroom.  It has been also found that vaping can be extremely harmful to our bodies and can cause lung cancer. 

This makes sense if you think about it because people are buying a machine and putting chemicals into it and then inhaling these five dollar chemicals that they don’t know where they came from, or really what’s in them.  

People might think that simple common sense would keep you from vaping, but people just make bad decisions in life. Manufacturers, like anyone else trying to make money off of anything, make their products addicting so people can’t stop and keep buying more.  

The word is starting to spread though and evidence is growing as to why vaping is so bad for you.  On Jun 23, the FDA banned Juul vapes because the company could not provide evidence of their product being acceptable for public health.  

This is a large step towards putting an end to vaping, which many people are under the false consensus that vaping isn’t bad for you.  Someday, those of us who vaped, who unfortunately attained lung cancer, or any other illnesses caused by nicotine will hopefully look back and reflect on their actions, and realize that it wasn’t worth it and, and spread this opinion to the next generation.