While vaping can act as an option in contrast to cigarette smoking, it actually represents various inborn dangers, particularly for youthful grown-ups. Nicotine, a highly addictive substance found in cigarettes and other tobacco products, is present in the majority of vape products.
Notwithstanding nicotine, numerous vape juices contain fixings like propylene glycol, glycerol and weighty metal particles that can harm the covering of your lungs. Vapes should therefore be used with caution.
If you decide to vape, here are seven things you should know.
Consider the advantages and disadvantages of vaping
if you are already using it or are considering trying it. You might be able to better control your vaping experiences as a result of this. To get everything rolling, contemplate the sentiments, activities or advantages you need to encounter while vaping. Then, consider a portion of the things you need to abstain from encountering.
While the majority of vape juices contain nicotine, there are a few options that do not. Labels are important. If you want to avoid the addictive effects of vaping, these might be a better option. Look for products with lower doses (1.5-3 mg) if you do decide to use nicotine-based products. Choosing nicotine levels that are lower can help you satisfy cravings without overtaxing your body.
Not all vapes are created equal
Dosage is important, and the device you use is just as important. The power (wattage) of a device can vary. You can make better dosage decisions with the information you have about your device’s wattage. With low dose juices (less than 3 mg), high-powered devices like box vapes (20+ watts) should be used to reduce the risk of adverse effects.
Do not share
Care isn’t always about sharing. In fact, sharing vaporizers can put you at risk for a number of illnesses, including the common cold, the flu, COVID, mono, and meningitis, all of which are transmitted through saliva. Additionally, sharing with friends may result in higher nicotine doses than usual. Utilizing your own vape and performing regular maintenance on it will keep it clean and safe for you to use. For those who use reusable box vapes or pens that require coils or filters, this is especially crucial.
Vape products need to be disposed of in a special way.
Did you know that vape products are regarded as hazardous materials?
Vape products should not be thrown in regular trash or recycling bins. Instead, properly dispose of all devices, pods, and batteries in designated drop boxes.
On campus, hazardous waste drop boxes are available at the West Boulder Recycling Center on 63rd Street and the University Memorial Center (UMC) on the first floor, across from Starbucks. You can use this hazardous waste facilities finder to look for disposal sites in your area if you live outside of Boulder.
Know your limits
When it comes to vaping, it’s critical to know your limits, especially if this is your first time using nicotine. Start slowly and low because your tolerance may not be as high as that of regular vapers or smokers. If you experience any of these symptoms within the first 15 to 60 minutes of vaping, call the National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 and follow up with your healthcare provider. Nicotine overdose can cause negative side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or stomach pain. Eye irritation Headaches Anxiety and restlessness Sweating Confusion Difficulty breathing Tremors Seizures
You might also want to think about reducing the amount and frequency of your vaping, as doing so can lower your risk of experiencing negative effects on your health. When vaping, you should think about lowering your nicotine dosage by at least one level if you regularly smoke or use tobacco.