Vaping May Be Causing Seizures In Young Idaho Users
When I took my children to our family doctor recently, one questions she asked my 12-year-old shocked me a little bit. She asked him if he vaped? When he said "no," she asked if he saw other people his age vaping and his response was "yes." It's a trend that is growing increasingly common in young teens and even tweens and it may be causing seizures.
Until that doctor's appointment, I was naive as to what a problem vaping is among our youth here in Idaho. Our doctor confirmed that it is increasingly common in our area.
A report on KTVB shows that 1 in 20 Middle Schoolers have tried vaping in High School that number raises to 1 in 5.
Dr. Halpern-Felsher says the two things that make vaping attractive to teens are the variety of flavors and the big plumes of smoke they create. The dangerous part is they contain nicotine, just like cigarettes.
Now a report by CNN on eastidahonews.com states that the FDA has conducted an investigation linking vaping to seizures.
Since June of this past year, the FDA has seen in connection with e-cigarette use a
slight but noticible increase in reports of seizures.
FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb says,
We want to be clear that we don't yet know if there is a direct relationship between the use of e-cigarettes and a risk of seizure. We can't yet say for certain that e-cigarettes are causing these seizures.
He goes on to say that they are sharing the information with the public early because it is their job to inform the public of potential safety concerns.
So what do you make of this? Do your teen's vape? Do you see other young teens vaping? Do you think it's wrong? We'd love to hear your opinion.