Vape, The Silent Killer


Howyda Ahmed, Hafsa Seman, and Helen Kiflu

Vaping is very popular amongst the young generation according to the Truth Initiative, 15- to 17-year-olds are 16 times more likely to vape than 25- to 34-year-olds.

The legal age around the world to legally purchase a vape is 18-21 but the usage of vapes amongst minors and adolescents is high.

Although some people use vapes to reduce anxiety or stress, vaping is proven to actually add to your stress and poses a very big health threat to users and especially if your body is still developing.

According to an article by, it states  “In 2019 there were a large number of cases (>2600) of acute lung disease, including over 60 deaths, from using e-cigarettes.”

This shows the effects of vaping when it comes to health issues.

Furthermore, teens vape because they think vaping is better and healthier than smoking but in reality, it is the other way around.

In an article by, it claims, “ two-thirds of JUUL users ages 15-24 do not realize that JUUL contains nicotine. In fact, JUUL specifically can contain as much nicotine as a whole pack of cigarettes.”  This shows that vapes are even more unhealthy and worse than cigars.

Lastly, vaping has nicotine.

Studies show that “Nicotine is a dangerous and highly addictive chemical. It can cause an increase in blood pressure, heart rate, flow of blood to the heart and a narrowing of the arteries” (

All in all, whether you know about the dangers and effects of vaping, you should always consider what the consequences of vaping would be and make the right decisions. If you’re experiencing any stress or need someone to talk to then please reach out to Ms. Kim, our school social worker at [email protected]!