Staying Safe: Cigarettes, Tobacco, and Vaping

These things contain different chemicals that change how you feel. The main chemical in these things is nicotine, which can cause some people to feel relaxed and happy. It also causes increased heart rate and blood pressure that is dangerous and gets worse over time.

Cigarettes and tobacco have been proven to not be safe. You may feel good when you use them, but over time, they cause a lot of problems such as:

  • Problems with breathing.
  • Problems with your mouth and throat.
  • Diseases like cancer and heart attacks.
  • Causing sickness for people around you who breathe the smoke.
  • Second-hand smoke is smoke that you breathe in from being around people who are smoking. Even if you don’t smoke, you can get sick from second-hand smoke.

Vaping is a new way to get nicotine and other chemicals into your body. There is not much information about the long-term effects from vaping. If nicotine is used, this can cause problems with your heart, blood pressure, veins, and lungs over time.