Psychology Today / Beach House Treatment Center

The Smoke Screen of Vaping Disguises Embers of Addiction

December 19, 2019


Among the clamor over the ills of vaping and the genuine troubling issues it raises, often overlooked is the real concern that it’s another gateway drug feeding the addict’s brain and making their situation worse.

Thankfully, the recent public attention given to vaping is a much-needed step toward curbing the practice, particularly among vulnerable teens. Yet, it must be remembered that the allure doesn’t evaporate, and for countless users, the logical path is the black market.

By all accounts, back-alley-generated vaping products dominate the market and are assumed to be responsible in large part for the multiple illnesses linked to vaping, and most likely, the deaths as well.

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