Over 25% of students in high school, more than three million, vape. These numbers have been growing twice the rate of the year before. Wisconsin vape laws have eighteen as the legal age of purchase. However, students of age enrolled in highschool are Seniors. Many vape users are not of purchase age, and even if of age, are using vape products on school property.
The real question is: What is in this e-liquid? Vape products mainly contain propylene glycol and nicotine along with flavoring of choice. Nicotine intake is hazardous for the human body, let alone a still maturing young adult. If this isn't enough, when taking a deep inhale on a vape, the metal within the vape device itself may lead to the e-liquid. Metal in the lungs is extremely dangerous.
If you, your child, or loved one is vaping, there are safe ways to manage withdrawal. First and foremost, throw away the vape! The ideal contact to check one's health is to contact a doctor. Home remedies that work if worked into a daily routine are staying hydrated, sleep, and healthy snacks.
In Southern Door High School, vaping ordinances are hung in bathrooms and around the halls to inform and discourage students from partaking in vape culture. Suhani Patel, Southern Door Junior, shared that she emplores her peers to not take part in vaping to keep their bodies healthy. Suhani believed nicotine to be unnecessary and dangerous.
Nicotine is an extremely toxic substance. One inhale on a vape can lead to an addiction that is hard to shake.