Parenting and vaping guide
It’s huge responsibility to be a parent, but also a big pleasure. One of your main goals as a parent is to prevent your child access to tobacco, alcohol and drugs and other bad things. It’s not easy to be a parent.
When your child come to this world, it doesn’t have any manual with it, and they do not have something like stop button or some other buttons. I for sure look for those. All they come with is something like physical and emotional needs, which you as a parent must need to provide. Failure to make so you can have some crazy effects.
For example, you can may ask yourself what is the main reason for people to quit smoking? You are correct, it’s becoming a parent. Motivation to keep your baby healthy is very strong enough to get rid of this biggest addiction known to that day. But it still can be extremely tough. And many people try something like nicotine guns and patches and probably our electronic cigarettes.
Later studies show that if you use vaporizers or electronic cigarettes instead of usual one it’s much safer than smoking, many times one. If you simply chewing gum or stick a patch in your arm it’s not like that if your vaping you have the same sensation smoking a real cigarette but without the harm it provides. If you are a parent who do vaping our guide will help you.
Recent youth tobacco survey show decrease in smoking and rise in vaping
well it’s a known fact is that the teens love to smoke. With some statistics from federals, about 90% of smokers do is the first time by the age of 18 their first cigarette. But in the past years vaping among teens arise tremendously.
National youth tobacco survey done in the United States and being published by CDC (centers for disease control and process of prevention of them) - vaping is very popular in the audience of high school students, which may be bad news. What is good one then? We need to look more at some other reports which was published in 2013, 2014, 2015.
For example, in 2014 reports there are numbers about 12% female and 15% male have used e-cig in the last 30 days. And in 2015 already it’s almost 20% and 13% respectively. But if we go back to that 2013, we will see like 1.5% males and 1% of females or close to that have tried some vaping product. But just see how big to grows in just one year on both genders.
A lot of doctors say it could have a big negative impact on youth. The CDC chief called the whole situation alarming and trending and shocking in all three meaning at once. It’s hard not to agree cause these e-cigs were mainly done for people who wanted to quit and not for non-smokers or even kids like that students.
Same survey state, the tobacco level among adults doesn’t change much but it drops tremendously among students because of that vaping fever. In 2013 students who uses usual tobacco cigarette in last 30 days was like 13%, but already in 2014 it was 9% which is all time low level. However, in 2015 and later – not much change on any level.
It means only one thing – smoking on the decline and vaping is on the rise.
It could be probably by only two reason – kids who smoke in past switch to vaping to reduce harm and new people in the same time would vape and not smoke at all anyway. Many health pros in recent years really say that electronic cigarettes are much safer than some usual tobacco anyway and it should be like that. There was research by UK Government. E-cigarettes can be “gateway” for teenagers to ocean of tobacco – is totally wring myth and proven by CDC that it’s not like that.
On the rise also a lot of quit smoking groups and communities being done for all that propaganda how vaping is safer than usual tobacco, it also has its impact.
Anyway, as a parent you should be really concerned here, we do not have enough historically long data about how all that vaping and e-cigs impact our health and bodies as well as our child’s. And for sure we can’t take any risk along with that anyway for many reasons especially with kids.
As a parent you need to be concerned
While vaporizers and e-cigs do not have smell, ash or the butts unlike usual tobacco it’s still needs caution. Even more vapor spread themselves in the air much more quickly than smoke. Electronic cigarettes come in all sizes and shapes and their hard to distinguish them from a normal pen, your usual USB memory device or any other test gadget. So you may not even know that your child is vaping and it will be extremely hard to gauge them however you already know what to do with this insider information and with some effort you can really find out if your kids is playing with vaping and you can prevent them from that
Vaping around infants and secondhand vaping
Spanish council department of scientific research made the publication in Journal of Chromatography in the last year which shows some fantastic results. Goal of that study was to measure the VOC – volatile organic compounds (some can be really toxic) – in normal breath, exhaled tobacco cigarette, exhaled vapor from e-cig and in usual indoor air. Results are in the table below.
Interesting thing, that exhaled vapor or e-cig had fewer VOC’s than even normal breath, for sure smoke had the highest! We considered secondhand vapor is somewhat safe, but it still has nicotine. And no matter how safe it is, vapor precepted same as the smoking for now so people around you will see you as a smoker with all related things to that;) Take it in account when vaping in public.
CDC stated that young kids will see the ads of electronic cigarettes in vaping and will start to use them or if someone from adults in their family use them, it’s much more likely.
As a parent you have much higher obligations. If you have some infant better not to vape around them it will really help you out no matter what. We all know that vapor do have propylene glycol and nicotine so it will be wise not to smoke around babies it can cause throat irritation for non-smoking adults we are not sure what effect will be for small kind;) Many manufacturers of e-cigs still try to hide what is inside them, I mean in e-juices and if you use some cheap model then plastic from it or paint can get mixed with vapor or liquid. Definitely all that is not safe for the babies anyway.