New Method for E-Cigarette Use Called “Dripping” Becoming Popular Among Teens

A new method for using e-cigarettes called “dripping” is becoming popular among teens. A report published in Pediatrics finds one-quarter of U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes have experimented with dripping.

This method creates denser clouds of vapor, HealthDay reports. The health effects of dripping are unknown, according to the report’s authors from Yale University School of Medicine.

Regular e-cigarettes produces inhalable vapor by slowly drawing liquid into a heating coil through an automatic wick. Dripping involves placing drops of e-liquid directly onto the heating coil, and inhaling the cloud of vapor that is produced.

Among teens who tried dripping, 64 percent said they liked the thicker clouds of vapor it produced. Almost 40 percent said they thought it produced a better flavor, while 22 percent were simply curious to try it.

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    March 31, 2017 at 2:18 PM

    E-cigarettes have more nicotine than cigarettes and harmful chemicals. The CDC released a report stating that poisonings from e-cigarettes are increasing; from inhalation or exposure of liquid though the eyes or skin. The large doses of nicotine have also have a potential for poisoning. Poisoning can cause seizures, respiratory depression, acute toxicity, and possibly even death.

    There is a reason people are warned about the harms of things like “dripping.” Do your homework.

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      June 18, 2017 at 3:14 AM

      E cigarettes can have 0mg nicotine in them – or should I say the E-Juice.
      E cigarettes also have 95-98% less harmful chemicals and material than cigarettes (see U.K. Royal college report).
      Also – dripping is not new. It’s been around for years.

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    March 23, 2017 at 6:25 PM

    “Oh no! Dripping! It’s soooooo terrible!”
    While I agree that kids/teens shouldn’t be vaping, people should seriously stop treating e-cigs like drugs. It’s certainly safer than cigarettes.

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