18-year-old Simah Herman has attempted to start an anti-vaping campaign from her hospital bed.
The teen says that she started having issues breathing two weeks ago, and after her lungs failed, she was put on a ventilator.
The teen says this is “all because of vaping”.
The 18-year-old shared her message on Instagram, where it has since been liked over 930,000 times.
“About 2 years ago I started having terrible nausea issues. that turned into being unable to eat, sleep and just live normally. 2 weeks ago I started having trouble breathing. It took 48 hours for my lungs to fail which led to me being put on a ventilator. This is all because of vaping.
“Vaping is advertised as ‘a healthier alternative to smoking’ which is false. whether it’s nicotine or weed vaping can be fatal. I was lucky. The doctors didn’t think I was going to make it but with prayers from family and friends, I pulled through after almost a week on a ventilator. No one thinks this will happen to them and neither did I which is why I kept vaping. It took less than 48 hours for me to be put in a drug-induced coma and a tube put down my throat because I could no longer breathe on my own.”
“The dangers of vaping are real and this can happen to you. Please don’t let it. It’s not easy to quit, nicotine is a very addictive chemical but the more you vape the more likely you are to end up where I did. Take action and don’t let this happen.
“Please tell your family and friends the dangers of vaping because no one realizes until they’re put in a situation so serious. I’m sharing my story so you don’t have to have your own. Get help please and if you need someone to talk to I’m here to help anyone who needs it. Don’t let vaping win. take back your life and quit smoking. it’s just not worth it.”
So vaping really doesn’t sound like a good habit. If you thinking of starting or want to find ways to stop smoking, please speak to your doctor first.