What Is The Harmful Effects Of E-Smoking?

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For this project I decided it would be best to teach my mother, and younger brother, the harmful effects of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and hookah. Since I was teaching alone I had preferred one learner, but felt it was helpful for them if I taught both. My mother is 52 and had smoked cigarettes from the age of 16 up to the age of 45. From then on she started purchasing and using the e-cigarettes, which she thought would help her from smoking. What my mother doesn’t realize is that these products are still harmful, and will not help rid of her bad “habit”. My brother is only 17, but already smokes cigarettes occasionally, uses the vaporizers every day, and smokes hookah socially. I decided he needed to learn the dangers of these …show more content…
My mother said that she realized that using the e-cigarette was still a bad habit because it was just has harmful, and still caused her to use the motion of smoking a real cigarette. She now understands that the chemicals in the e-cigarettes make them just as harmful as regular cigarettes. My brother thought that he learned a lot about hookah because he never knew it had anything in it but “flavorings”. He also stated that he understands how risky using the vapor products are and will consider stopping the use of them. My mother said she still wasn’t 100% sure she would stop, but she would try her …show more content…
I successfully received a list of reasons why they think they should stop using these products, although my brother gave me less than asked for. I could have improved this task by helping my brother think about ideas to put on his list. I possibly could have made some sort of exercise to encourage his thinking process. My next teaching point was to schedule a quit day, which I was unsuccessful with. I think this was out of my control because they weren’t ready. I wasn’t sure how I could have done this successfully, but I am going to stay on top of this. I will make sure to continue to push for them to quit and be supportive when they decide to. I do think that I covered the facts of cigarette smoking, e-cigarette use, vaporizer use, and hookah smoking, to the best of my abilities. It seemed that I sparked some interest in both my mother and brother, and I think they have more knowledge on the harm they are doing to their

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