Vaping Health Effects

Vaping vs. Smoking

  • Smoking kills half of the people who do it. It can cause serious health effects for people who survive–from amputations to lung disease that makes it hard to breathe.
  • Safer than smoking? A congressionally mandated panel from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examined more than 800 peer-reviewed scientific studies. In its report, the panel concluded that evidence suggests that while vaping nicotine is not without health risks, it’s likely less harmful than combustible cigarettes.
  • Kids shouldn’t start: However, long-term health effects of vaping nicotine are unknown. The CDC has issued warnings about short-term effects. Kids should not start using nicotine.

For parents, schools and caregivers