Parents of teens have something else to worry about.
It’s called “dripping,” and it’s a potentially dangerous vaping method. One in four high school teens have already tried it, reports “USA Today.”
Dripping refers to dropping e-cigarette liquid directly onto the hot coils of the e-cigarette to produce more flavorful and thicker smoke. The harmful hack may expose teens to high levels of nicotine and toxins that are known to cause cancer, such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.
A study published this week in “Pediatrics” found that 64 percent of surveyed teens did it for a thicker smoke, 39 percent for better flavor and 28 percent for a stronger throat hit.
Not all e-cigarettes contain nicotine and researchers did not ask teens whether the e-liquid they were dripping contained nicotine.
Seems like something parents of teens should ask, in addition to why are you vaping?