Kids and E-Cigarettes and Vaping Not Good for YOU!
The Center for Disease Control of the United States has issued a warning and that is to STOP Vaping and Using E-Cigarettes immediately.
33 Deaths have been reported and several more are sick and are experiencing horrible and life-threatening lung issues due to vaping and unfortunately it seems to be mostly youth and young adults who are falling ill.
I feel compelled to share this important and very scary information with you, so you can take care to find out if your children or grandchildren are vaping and get them to stop.
Here is some information from the Center for Disease Control website you might find interesting: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html
“Based on reports from several states, patients have experienced respiratory symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain), and some have also experienced gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea) or non-specific symptoms (fatigue, fever, or weight loss). Some patients have reported that their symptoms developed over a few days, while others have reported that their symptoms developed over several weeks. Some patients have reported gastrointestinal symptoms began before respiratory symptoms. Fever, elevated heart rate, and elevated white blood cell count have been reported, even though no infectious disease has been identified. Many patients sought medical care in ambulatory settings, sometimes over several visits, before they were admitted to the hospital.
Many patients have required medical treatment with supplemental oxygen. Some required assisted ventilation. Some patients have been treated with corticosteroids with demonstrated improvement. Evidence does not suggest an infectious disease is the cause of the severe pulmonary disease. Antibiotic therapy alone has not consistently been associated with clinical improvement.”
Throughout history smoking has had a mysterious allure.
It’s been glamorized in Hollywood and who doesn’t like a “bad boy” with a cigarette hanging from his lips. We kind of expect it right? But the truth is, anytime you put something into your lungs that doesn’t belong there, you are risking your life. Our beautiful lungs, the instrument which processes our “Life Force Energy,” aka your breath, need oxygen and no foreign matter to function optimally.
Think about it….you could go a few weeks without food (no fun.) You could go a few days without water, but you can only go a few moments without your breath…why would anyone put toxic poison into their life-giving and life-sustaining lungs?
But we do it, right? We get caught up in the romance of things sometimes, even when it’s bad for us. We’re all guilty of this from time to time. But now, it’s time to get real. We all know smoking is bad…..there’s no doubt about it, yet some people still do it. Some people need help to quit. Hypnosis is by far the easiest, most successful way to do it.
Vaping has been touted as the alternative cure for cigarette smoking, lending a false sense of security to smokers trying to use vaping as an alternative to cigarettes and some people who probably would never have smoked to begin with.
The thing about vaping and e-cigarettes that is so terrifying, is how it has been target marketed to kids. It has even been touted as the alternative cure for cigarette smoking, lending a false sense of security to smokers trying to use vaping as an alternative to cigarettes and some people who probably would never have smoked to begin with. It’s hard to think of anything more horrific, than believing something is ok for you, only to find out it’s rapidly killing your body and potentially causing permanent damage.
As a smoking cessation specialist, we use hypnosis and other tools to help people stop destructive habits, like smoking, and get their health and their life back. You don’t realize how precious your life is until you have health issues.
With smoking, or vaping, the saddest thing for me, is to have someone call me when their already sick. The time to stop smoking or vaping is now. It’s never too late, but the sooner, the better chance you have to minimize damage and get your health and your life back on track.
Smoking is unnatural. You literally have to train yourself to do it. Vaping is the same…it’s unnatural to breathe in large doses of moisture, chemicals and oils…our lungs aren’t built for that.
If you’ve ever tried a cigarette, and let’s face it, a lot of kids do, you know it’s horrible…burns the roof of your mouth, throat, nostrils and makes your lungs ache…coughing and spluttering. It smells and tastes revolting, like burning rubber! The negative affect of cigarettes smoke is obvious immediately. Most people never do it again.
Vaping is a little different….it doesn’t burn or hurt, it gently slides right down into your lungs, no pain, no burning and it smells good. Then you get to blow out a huge plume of vapor that looks cool….no danger signs right! Wow….so seductive, it’s alarming.
Hey, nobody really knew what the long term affects of these products would be….but now you know….if you are struggling to stop the habit, it’s time to call and make your appointment. Hypnosis is relaxing, it’s fun and you’ll walk out of our office free from cigarettes or vaping. Hypnosis works, it’s been proven over and over again!
There’s no price you can put on your life and there’s not time to lose. We’re here to help!
Call today for your free phone consultation and let’s get you on the books!
With Love, Pat Pothier, CHt ~ Smoking Cessation Specialist