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First Vape Death in the PH: Should we be worried?

The first vape related death in the Philippines has been recorded. Is this a call for vapers to rethink risks and advocate for transparency?

Vaping just got a bit more real in the Philippines. As The Department of Health (DOH) confirms the first death linked to vaping. A young guy, only 22, passed away in 2023 from a heart attack, and his two-year vaping habit seems to be a big player in what happened.

We all know vaping is kind of the “new kid on the block” compared to cigarettes. The science on its long-term effects is still catching up. This case definitely throws a curveball, making us wonder just how safe vaping really is.

First Vape Death in the PH: Should we be worried?
Long-term effects and health risks of vaping are still in the works, as vaping is still a relatively new industry. Photo by: Rasid Necati Aslim – Getty Images

Hold Up, Vapers

The first vape death in the country… Surely, that could freak out the vapers, especially those who’ve been at it for a while. Here’s the thing: vaping is new, and the long-term health risks are still a bit of a mystery. This case just highlights the need for more research to figure out exactly what’s going on.

Vape Smart, not Hard

In the meantime, vapers should be aware of the potential health risks and make informed decisions about their well-being. There are resources out there to help if you’re thinking about quitting vaping altogether.

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Let’s talk about Vape

By openly discussing the risks of vaping, the vaping community can make smarter choices about their health and avoid the next vape death. Here are some questions to get the conversation started:

  • What are the actual risks of vaping, and what are we still unsure about?
  • How can vapers minimize any potential harm?
  • Are there alternatives for people who want to quit vaping?

Let’s talk openly. By discussing the risks and exploring safer options, vapers can take charge of their health.

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