I'm a high school graduate who has some personal experience with vaping. Would have been good to know this when I was younger. Here are my top five reasons, in reverse order, to say "I'll pass" when it comes to vaping,
MY TOP FIVE:
#5 - I will pass on vaping because I don’t like how it makes me feel. Personally, the headrush that vaping nicotine produces makes me feel sick, and kind of nauseous.
#4 - I have seen too many of my friends blow their hard earned money, or allowance, on their vaping habit. At first, it may seem like a relatively affordable habit, but as you continue vaping, usage heavily increases and the habit digs very deep into your pockets. Juul pods can go for $20 a pack! https://www.vox.com/science-and-
#3 - For me, a main reason why I will pass on vaping is because it affects my appetite. The more nicotine I smoke, the less food I consume. This strongly affects my health and ability to stay in shape, including my lung capacity. It is an unhealthy habit, even for people who are trying to lose weight, and will not lead to a healthy well-being. https://www.npr.org/2011/06/09/137085989/the-skinny-on-smoking-why-nicotine-curbs-appetite
#2 - We still don’t know the long-term effects of vaping nicotine, so why take the risk? I don’t want to jeopardize my life with possible diseases that other nicotine products, such as cigarettes, bring upon people as they grow older. Another reason why
#1 - Addictiveness is the #1 reason why I’ll pass, I do not want to be mentally reliant on a substance, or physically. I feel like a big component of the addictive nature of vaping is the physical habit, and the pleasure that comes with the act of smoking.
A message from SBFC and Pass On It: Encourage your teens to check out the SBFC vaping facts for teens. There they will find real information from numerous reputable sources, other South Bay teens reasons to say "I'll pass" when it comes to vaping, and an opportunity to research and share their own top five reasons to opt out of the vaping trend.