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Authorities in New Zealand, Australia, and the UK are taking action against teen vaping.

Disposable e-cigarettes are luring teenagers, but doctors are worried about their long-term health repercussions.
E-cigarettes were promoted as the “lesser of two evils” when they first entered the market, enabling people to quit regular cigarettes and the associated health problems.
Vaping, however, has gained popularity among young people more recently. The single-use vaporizer is almost like an accessory, and more and more teens are seen sporting the bright stick.
Health experts are raising concerns about the deliberate marketing strategy that is behind the craze.

What kind of health risks can single-use vapes pose?
Single-use vapes were developed in 2019 and frequently have colourful packaging. They initially became popular among youths in the US. Rapid transatlantic spread of the trend.
According to The Financial Times, 14% of English youths between the ages of 14 and 17 use vapes more than once a week.
The figures are also skyrocketing in the rest of Europe, with a French survey showing that more than one in ten teenagers have tried vaping.
The most persuasive selling point for single-use e-cigarettes is their sweet flavours, especially to younger customers.

A new generation of users known as “replacement smokers” will be attracted to and targeted by the fruity flavours, entertaining packaging, and promotion by social media influencers, claims STOP, a watchdog group for the tobacco industry.
According to the report, 17% of French teenagers initially used single-use devices before switching to other products.
It is becoming increasingly obvious from study that single-use vapes are not harmless. The highly addictive nicotine is present in the majority of single-use vapes, just like in electronic cigarettes.
According to the charity Drugwatch, almost half of daily users report having adverse symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, and heart palpitations.
One study revealed that prolonged use of vaping products can severely affect the function of the body’s blood vessels, raising the risk for cardiovascular disease, even if the extent of the long-term impacts is currently unknown due to a lack of medical research.

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