Topic 3 What Are the Signs of Vaping?

  • Sweet Smell
    • E-cigarettes have a variety of flavors and can put off sweet smells that are similar to those of fruits and candy, such as mango, bubble gum or cool mint. Smelling them while at the home may be a sign your teen is vaping in the other room.
  • Irritability
    • If your teen has a shorter fuse than usual, it may be a sign of nicotine withdrawal. Other physical symptoms that point to withdrawal can include anxiety, depression, and difficulty concentrating.
  • Extreme Thirst
    • It may be due to vaping-induced dehydration, as some research shows that propylene glycol found in e-cigarettes increases thirst.
  • Nosebleeds
    • Nosebleeds can occur more frequently in teens who are vaping, because it causes the skin inside the nose to dry out. This can especially be the case during winter.
  • Bloodshot Eyes
    • Having bloodshot eyes can be an indication of vaping.
  • Caffeine Sensitivity
    • Combining vaping and caffeine can result in jitteriness, anxiety, and moodiness.
  • Persistent Cough
    • Vaping is harmful to the lungs and can make breathing difficult, resulting in a constant cough.

Nicotine from e-liquids, found in e-cigarette cartridges, is absorbed far more quickly in comparison to regular cigarettes. When nicotine is consumed in large and concentrated quantities, it can result in poisoning. The most common symptoms of nicotine poisoning are nausea and vomiting, but serious cases can be life-threatening.