Some people think vaping helps get rid of stress, anxiety, and depression
but it doesn’t!
Here’s what you
Vaping nicotine causes the brain to release dopamine, a chemical that makes people feel good.
But nicotine is also very ADDICTIVE and teens can get hooked quickly!
Once a person starts vaping nicotine, it doesn’t take long for the brain and body to get used to it, MAKING them WANT more. This is NICOTINE ADDICTION.
When a person is ADDICTED, they will also feel
Changes in sleep
Vaping makes those uncomfortable feelings go away for a little while, but the “stressful” feelings will return, making people feel the need to vape again.
Vaping nicotine before age 25 changes the brain! It can make people feel moody and cause them to struggle with focus and learning. This can lead to problems in school and with friends and family making them feel…STRESSED!
Wait, there’s more…
Vaping can also make stress worse!
Most e-liquid contains nicotine. When nicotine enters the body, it causes adrenaline and cortisol to be released – the same hormones released when someone is stressed.
So, each time a person vapes, their body responds like it does when they are stressed or anxious.
What’s the big deal?
The effects of stress hormones for a short period of time are okay, in fact they could save your life – like if you come across a bear while hiking!
But if stress hormones are released every time a person vapes (several times a day, or even several times an hour), the same health problems that come from unmanaged stress can happen to someone who vapes.
If you experience depression and think that vaping will help, it doesn’t. Vaping can make symptoms of depression worse.(27)
The industry makes it seem like using nicotine helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression even though that’s FALSE!
Check out the Industry page to learn more about their tricky marketing.