Recently your news is probably flooded with horror stories about evaporation gone wrong – kids who turned to evaporation like probably a safer alternative to smoking cigarettes ended up in hospital, on a respirator, or worse, suffered fatal consequences from their vice. In the past few months alone, hundreds of people, mostly teenagers and young adults in their 20s, ended up hospitalized for a mysterious respiratory illness that left them on ventilators, squeezing their lives. And the worst part is that medical experts don't know exactly why this happens, but they suspect it is related to evaporation.
Although we do not yet know, it is becoming increasingly clear that this life-threatening evaporation-related illness is not just a series of fever incidents, but an epidemic. It is starting to seem to evaporate (and all the deadly health risks that come along with it) equivalent to the new generation cigarette epidemic. Decades ago (and long before that) people smoked careless cigarettes around the world, blissfully unaware of the damage done to their bodies. Today, people, especially younger people, are turning to steam and e-cigarettes as a "safer" alternative to smoking, and we slowly learn that the consequences of that assumption can be dangerous and cause epic proportions. I'm sorry you are the bearer of bad news, but evaporation is not as innocent as you thought, and you may want to think twice before grabbing that pen or evaporator.
Probably the most frustrating and frustrating part about the whole evaporation debate is that there is still so much we don't know. We do not know why there are hundreds of cases of respiratory diseases most likely related to evaporation, we do not know exactly what is inhaled from these patients and we do not know what the connection or sequence is between those cases. What we do know is that most of these patients were young – in their teens and 20s – and otherwise in perfect health, before their mysterious respiratory illness. Most of them presented with severe shortness of breath, prolonged periods of vomiting, fever and fatigue. Some of them ended up in MCG or on a fan. And since many of those people either denied steaming or were completely ignorant of what they inhaled (and where they bought it), it is a tragically challenging disease for healing and healing, according to a recent report by The New York Times.
But, as with many other preventable diseases, knowledge is power and we all need to be as qualified as possible to protect our health.
Reveal all the facts – the good, the bad, the confusing, and the frightening truths about evaporation and let the experts decide whether it's really safe to destroy something.
What exactly is evaporation?
First and foremost, we need to understand what it really means to be broken. It's a term that is thrown around without people really knowing what it is, or thinking about vaping. Vaping may refer to several different substances, but the process and the devices are the same. To break, is the inhalation of an aerosol containing nicotine or other substances. You avoid devices known as ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems). These can come in the form of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, e-pens, e-pipes or e-hookahs. Sometimes these ENDS look like USB drives, sometimes they look like real cigarettes, and sometimes they look like pens. They are often powered by batteries and use heating to heat the fluid from the refill cartridge, releasing the chemical full of the aerosol you inhale.
In terms of substances, you can reduce nicotine, which is what most digesters or pens contain, including the most popular e-cigarette brand, FULUS. You can also marijuana with a pen containing it THC oil that heats up and turns into a chemical aerosol you inhale.
For e-cigarettes, the main component is e-liquid created by extracting nicotine from tobacco and mixing with base, as well as other chemicals that have been shown to cause lung damage. Unfortunately, the chemicals in these pens can still do a great deal of irreversible damage to your lungs and body, but because you don't actually inhale the smoke as you might with traditional cigarettes, people don't take the risk or associate it with the seriousness of the potential. Health problems with vaping.
Vaping is on the rise, reaching record levels of use, especially among young adults and teenagers
While e-cigarettes have been in the United States for nearly a decade, they have recently become more popular than ever, especially for younger generations who are drawn to the cool, sleek, modern look of evaporators. In 2015, the US surgeon general reported that e-cigarette use among high school students increased by 900 percent, and 40 percent of those young e-cigarette users never smoked regular tobacco. These statistics have begun to reject the presumed assumption that e-cigarettes were most commonly used by adults trying to quit smoking and who referred to vaporization as an alternative and a gradual way to start their habit. Recently, in 2018, vaping has continued to explode among American teenagers who have never smoked before.
True, good marketing can be partially to blame, but more than that, it is believed that many teenagers and young adults mistakenly assume that steaming is less harmful than smoking. In addition, hunting cartridges can be formulated with fruity and attractive flavors, such as apple pie or watermelon, which makes them more appealing to younger users.
No matter why vaping is on the rise among young people, the fact remains that more teenagers and young adults are using these devices regularly, and reports show that they are paying the ultimate price.
Since September, the number of cases of serious evaporation-related lung disease has more than doubled, to 450 possible cases in 33 countries across the country. And the number of fatality-related fatalities rose to five.
This dramatic increase in vapor and death-related respiratory illnesses has led medical experts and federal health officials to warn the public about the dangers of evaporation and to discourage the use of vaporizers. "The epidemic is clearly in need of an emergency response," said Dr. David H. Schmidt. Christians from Harvard TC Jan School of Public Health in an article on The New England Journal of Medicine.
Risks of lung and brain evaporation
So why exactly is mating so bad for you? Is it because of nicotine in the same way that smoking can adversely affect your lungs and heart? Or is there a greater risk at play?
Yes, and yes.
While we still do not know Exactly As for evaporation that can cause such havoc on your lungs and your body, experts point fingers at several key factors.
First, most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, the same drug addiction contained in regular cigarettes and other tobacco products. Many people falsely assume that if they do not inhale smoke, they do not endanger their lungs. But that is completely false. In fact, the recent CDC study found that 99% of e-cigarettes sold in estimated locations in the United States contain nicotine, even some products that do not detect nicotine content in their marketing materials. And the JUUL brand in particular contains incredibly high levels of nicotine – according to the manufacturer, a single JUUL floor contains as much nicotine as a pack of 20 regular cigarettes.
We know that nicotine can be extremely harmful to both the lungs and adolescent brain. Nicotine use in adolescence can damage the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood and impulse control. And, moreover, nicotine is also an addictive substance, whether inhaled by smoke or vines. According to Michael Blaha, MD, MPC, Director of Clinical Research at The Hopkins Chicaron Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, nicotine is a toxic substance that can increase your blood pressure and increase your risk of heart attack. "People need to understand that e-cigarettes are potentially dangerous to your health; you are exposed to all kinds of chemicals that we still do not understand and that are probably not safe, "Blaha said.
Vaping THC may be linked to mysterious lung disease causing death and illness for hundreds of people
As if the risks of nicotine evaporation are not harmful enough, there are risks of marijuana evaporation, and all of these risks in combination may be linked to the mysterious lung disease, which has so far killed five people and sent hundreds to hospital with severe disorder. of the respiratory system.
According to report posted on The New England Journal of Medicine, 84% of patients missed a product, including THC, many marijuana-causing chemicals. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did not find any device, product or substance that is associated with all cases of lung disease, but they did find that many patients had disappeared THC before developing their disease, either instead of or in addition to nicotine.
Some doctors suggest that when cannabinoid oils are evaporated in cartridges, they can cause lung inflammation. Other reports suggest that the actual processing of THC is what is causing the risk to your lungs, not the chemical itself. According to Jacques Jacob Borodovski, an epidemiologist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, "if I had to bet money on whether TC causes these lung problems or not, I would not put THC on its own. I would put it in the way THC is prepared and delivered. "
This is because, in order to produce wine pen fluid THC it must first be suspended in a plant solution, which often includes other chemicals. These chemicals are little known and unregulated. New York State officials recently cited Vitamin E Acetate, an unauthorized supplement to some pieces of marijuana grape as a potential cause of liver-related lung disease. But none of the current information is 100 percent locked. Another potential cause may be related to the heating coils in the evaporators, which potentially release inhalable metal particles and cause lung damage. Because these deaths and illness cases are linked to a range of products and devices, and not to a single brand, substance or type of evaporation product, it is a cause for concern for anyone who previously considered evaporation to be a safer way of consuming marijuana.
Download key: Vape with caution
What is the bottom line? Is it safe to destroy something? Or is it all bad?
The unfortunate answer is that we still do not know the answer with complete certainty. There are still a few unknowns regarding what actually causes this lung disease, which aspect of evaporation poses the greatest risk to your health, and whether it is quantity or quality or both. We do not know whether these cases of disease are related to specific types of devices, specific substances or dangerous methods of preparation of those chemicals.
But based on what we know, and what experts are investigating, it seems like a safer plan of action would be to minimize evaporation and be extremely cautious about what you inhale, especially the products from vape. At CDC stresses that you should never buy cannabis and other e-cigarette products on the street and be careful not to consume bulk products because of the increased health risks. The report is pretty clear: Regardless of the ongoing investigation, e-cigarettes should not be used by young people, young adults, pregnant women, and adults who are not currently using tobacco products. If you use e-cigarette products, monitor for symptoms (eg cough, shortness of breath, chest pain) and seek medical attention immediately if you have concerns about your health. The CDC and the FDA will continue to advise and alert the public as more information becomes available.