Youths Are Happy Inhaling Smoke: Usage of Vape by the Students

E-cigarettes have been another problem when we talk about smoking. Nowadays, the spread of e-cigarettes has reached the youths and students.

Youths Are Happy Inhaling Smoke: Usage of Vape by the Students
A customer smoking at a vape store in Manila on Wednesday.Credit...Dante Diosina Jr/Agence France-Presse — Getty Image

A huge challenge in the Philippines is the love of the youth for e-cigarettes or vaping. Even though the Department of Education persists in learning about the prevention of smoking and other bad habits, there are still some issues about it.

A lot of campaigns are being pushed through by the school organizations about the harm of cigarettes.

The campaign for smoke prevention has been a huge success, according to DepEd. When you ask Filipino youths if they have stopped smoking, they will say yes. However, when you bring up the next question, “Nag va-vape kaba?” (Do you use vape?) they would also answer yes.

According to DepEd Assistant Secretary Dexter Galban, the reasoning is that the vape has a variety of flavors and has some flashy packaging designs that’s attracting the youth.

The parents and guardians are also responsible for stopping the smoking of the youths, but on the other hand, the parents don’t know that their child might be buying vapes online.

Galban added that it is actually way more dangerous to purchase online and is way safer and more secure in person, for example, in malls. You can see who’s buying the e-cigarettes. You can see if the person buying is a student.

The Department of Education (DepEd) is working with the Department of Health (DOH), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to further strengthen the laws about e-cigarettes.

DepEd only hopes for the youth to realize that vaping and cigarettes have quite the same bad effect on our bodies.

 

News source: https://news.abs-cbn.com/news/2024/4/17/deped-addressing-silent-pandemic-of-vape-e-cigarette-use-among-youth-1915
Image source: A customer smoking at a vape store in Manila on Wednesday.Credit...Dante Diosina Jr/Agence France-Presse — Getty Image