Vaping is a popular term for smoking an e-cigarette or vaporizing marijuana. According to the CDC, the liquid used in vapes “can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and other substances and additives.”
The CDC is still investigating the chemicals in vapes and how they are causing lung injuries. They recommend that people refrain from using e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly those containing THC.
[Alt text: The use of an e-cigarette is often called “vaping,” but “vaping” can also refer to a marijuana vaporizer pen. Use this infographic to learn how it damages both our oral and overall health.]
If you or someone you love has used an e-cigarette or other form of vaporizer and is experiencing:
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain.
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
- Fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain.
The CDC recommends discussing these symptoms with a healthcare provider.
Click here to learn more about how smoking impacts our oral health.