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´╗┐Ryan Lokker


1. What motivated you to try ecigs and tobacco?
Everyone else was doing it and it seemed cool to do.
2. Where do you think this leads if you keep smoking/vaping?
Smoking could lead to possible addiction and various diseases that are a result of smoking such as lung cancer. Vaping could also lead to oral cancer or also possible addiction to the nicotine inside of it. Even if you do not get any diseases or cancer addiction can affect your life very negatively and can be very hard to quit in the future. Vaping could also be bad because they are not regulated nor completely understood yet so there could be dangerous chemicals in them.
3. What are the physical consequences?
Smoking can lead to a number of diseases the most common being lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in the US. Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. This makes it the most common killer through cancer. This is cause for 30% of all cancer deaths and 87% of all lung cancer deaths (Live Science 2008). Also, if you are a lifelong smoker, you have almost a 10% chance of getting lung cancer at some point in your life (Live Science 2008). This is why smoking is not worth the consequences that it may bring at some point later in life. Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers with the survival rate being only 18% if the cancer is not detected early (American Lung Association). Vaping also has a few negative health effects. The nicotine inside of e cigs is addictive and can cause withdrawal symptoms if you get addicted and try to stop. New studies suggest that certain unregulated ecigs can possibly harm your arteries over time (WebMD 2016). Also, doctors do not know enough about e cigs to say for sure if they are safe or unsafe yet so it best to stay away from them (WebMD 2016). One more negative consequence of both of these things are that it can lead someone to start trying other drugs.
4. What is addiction as it relates to you?...

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