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Vaping may be safer than smoking, but there are still risks to this habit.

Key Points:

  • Vaping has become more popular than smoking cigarettes among teens.
  • What makes smoking cigarettes addictive is nicotine. What makes smoking cigarettes deadly is the toxins that are in the smoke itself. Vapor has far less of these toxins.
  • Cigarette smoking is highly addictive and hard to quit. Vaping has helped many cigarette smokers quit.
  • The New York City School of Medicine determined that vaping is dangerous and should not be promoted as safe – especially among adolescents. Vaping damages DNA and weakens your body’s natural repair mechanisms, meaning those who vape can become more susceptible to cancer.
  • While vaping is overall much healthier than cigarette smoking, it is not healthy. The best route to a healthy lifestyle is not to vape or smoke at all.

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While vaping is overall much healthier than cigarette smoking, it is not healthy. The best route to a healthy lifestyle is not to vape or smoke at all.

See Also: Addiction, Habits

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Why do you think vaping is appealing to teens?
  3. Do you vape or would you consider doing it? Explain.
  4. What are some of the benefits of vaping? What are the dangers of developing this habit?
  5. Do you agree that “The best route to a healthy lifestyle is not to vape or smoke at all”? Explain why or why not.
  6. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.