Vaping and smoking cigarettes are both bad habits that can lead to health problems. Despite the fact that vaping is considered to be less harmful that smoking, this habit can also affect people. The ones that are more likely to be interested in vaping are teens.
- A new research showed that many teens have tried e-cigarettes
- The study was conducted by a Professor from Yale University
- One in four teens tried an alternative vaping technique
- This new technique is called dripping
A new study focused on the way teens use e-cigarettes. This was showed that more than 20% of them use an alternative vaping technique that can be even more dangerous. This new technique is called dripping.
The teens mentioned that it gives a stronger hit, it produces thicker vapors, and it gives better flavor. This research was conducted by Professor Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin from Yale University School of Medicine.
The study started in 2015 when the lead author and her colleagues asked teens from several high schools about vaping. Many teens did not answer the questions, but those who did answer mentioned that they have tried at least one an e-cigarette.
From those who answered more than 25% mentioned that they have tried an alternative vaping technique known as dripping. In order to experience a stronger hit teens applied drops of liquid on an exposed coil every 3-4 puffs.
This changes the way e-cigarettes work. The researchers mentioned that they believe this is a new trend among teens. They also said that they think teens use this alternative vaping technique in order to change flavor without wasting a lot of liquid. This way, users can change the flavor for a puff or two without having to change the liquid in the tank.
The researchers mentioned that this can be dangerous. Despite the fact that the findings showed the numbers are increasing when it comes to teens using this alternative vaping technique, there are some people who are skeptical about it.
Some people believe that this is just an exception. It is believed that there are always extreme groups that try different alternatives with any products, including electron cigarettes. All is all both e-cigarettes and “normal” cigarettes are bad and can cause health problems.
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