The leverage of vapes and Electronic-Cigarettes is tremendously being ubiquitous around the world. Back in the day, the exercising of tank system was reckoned innocuous. But according to an estimation that the vape pens contain nicotine, solvent, flavor, water, and including around 60 compounds inside the liquid which are respiratory irritants, and some other similar devices that even contain cannabinols, and some other addictive ingredients. Another report of the World Health Organisation (WHO) instanced that more than one billion people smoke cigarettes globally. As the same report elaborated that there were approximately seven million vape users globally during 2011, while 41 million in 2018, and it was expected that the number would cross more than 55 million by 2021. The utilization of such devices is dime in dozen especially in the well-developed countries such as United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), and France. These countries are also poses the biggest markets that spent nearly $10 billion on smokeless tobacco, and around eight billion dollars were just consumed for vaping. Additionally, US was the first country to put a ban on smoking vapes, after the queue of nearly six demised people along with 450 lung cancer patients owing to smoking vapes within 33 states of States. According to a report of Food and Drug Authority (FDA) that over 10 million residents are vape smokers, among them half are 35, and masses of them are average 19 within USA. Another report briefed that 38% of the US students use e-cigars while 2.6 million in the year of 2017, over 3.6 million in 2018 which is a 78% enhancing in the numbers. Although, an examination conducted by New York University, Professor Maon-Shong-Tang by putting nearly 24 mice under observation after providing them nicotine, after 54 weeks 20 mice were exposed to lung cancer. Moreover, UK also clenches a high rank of tank systems users with approximately three million addicted civilians to vapes. A report of Anti-charity specifies that over 15.4% of 11-18 have tasted tank system, and around 1.6% once a week. So, within the country yet no casualty has been reported but the health authorities have warned the UK government that not putting a leash on vape pens can make the consequences inevitable. Besides, the use of vape pens is comprehensively spreading among Pakistani youths. Pakistan is the 66th country to permit vapes. The total number of drug addicts is nearly 6.7 million, and the rate of smokers is around 15.6 million among adults. So, the ratio of smokers is accentuating because of the e-hookahs as they develop a habit of daily smoking in minors and affecting their health. According to a research of Agha Khan University that nearly 39 (10.1%) used e-cigars and more than 81 (20.9 %) wanted to put it a try. Such devices are openly sold in the general stores of Pakistan, and a simple vape pen costs nearly Rs1,500, around Rs2,500 for latest personal-vaporizing modus, and the e-juices are nearly for Rs700 for 10ml, and approximately Rs4,000 for 100ml bottle up. In a nutshell, smoking such vape pens, and e-cigars can cause multifarious maladies and affects such as Gingivitis/Periodontitis, dry mouth, gum recession, clinching and grinding, inflammation of the airways, and the falling of nicotine on skin can cause nicotine poisoning. As the symptoms caused by smoking can be pneumonia, shortness of breath, coughing, fever, fatigue, and respiratory failure. In brief, the use of vape pens can be decline via conducting multiple surveys and campaigns to spread awareness regarding the issue. As in this case, the role of Internet, and Social media cannot be denied, so via such routes the government can sponsor various methodologies to not use or to have a limited amount of smoking such dangerous and addictive products.

MEHRAJ ALTAF,

Herronk.

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