GOMBAK: Police have arrested a man who was allegedly shown in a video making his toddler son vape.
Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Arifai Tarawe said the incident occurred on May 2.
“On May 4, the police and the Welfare Department rescued the child, aged about two, from a flat in Kampung Baru Air Panas, Setapak.
“The child and his mother were then taken to the Kuala Lumpur hospital and both are being kept in the wards.
“The 23-year old suspect has been arrested and remanded until May 11,” he said in a statement on Wednesday (May 5).
ACP Arifai confirmed that the toddler’s mother was present when the video was recorded.
“The father is the suspect and the mother recorded the video,” he said.
The video was apparently posted by the child’s mother on Instagram.
Others managed to capture screenshots of another of her posts where she berated those who lambasted her for the video.
BAD FOR HEALTH
Research Suggests Vaping Is Bad for Your Heart and Lungs
The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says vaping can cause an outbreak of lung injury. It says all products associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, are bound to cause such damages.
Key Facts about Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products
- Electronic cigarettes—or e-cigarettes—are also called vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, tank systems, mods, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
- Using an e-cigarette is commonly called vaping.
- E-cigarettes work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs.
- The liquid can contain: nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and other substances, flavorings, and additives. THC is the psychoactive mind-altering compound of marijuana that produces the “high.”
What CDC Recommends
- CDC and FDA recommend that people not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products, particularly from informal sources like friends, family, or in-person or online dealers.
- Vitamin E acetate should not be added to any e-cigarette, or vaping, products. Additionally, people should not add any other substances not intended by the manufacturer to products, including products purchased through retail establishments.
- Adults using nicotine-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products as an alternative to cigarettes should not go back to smoking; they should weigh all available information and consider using FDA-approved smoking cessation medicationsexternal icon. If they choose to use e-cigarettes as an alternative to cigarettes, they should completely switch from cigarettes to e-cigarettes and not partake in an extended period of dual use of both products that delays quitting smoking completely. They should contact their healthcare professional if they need help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, as well as if they have concerns about EVALI.
- E-cigarette, or vaping, products (nicotine- or THC-containing) should never be used by youths, young adults, or women who are pregnant.
- Adults who do not currently use tobacco products should not start using e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
- THC use has been associated with a wide range of health effects, particularly with prolonged frequent use. The best way to avoid potentially harmful effects is to not use THC-containing e-cigarette, or vaping, products.
- Persons engaging in ongoing cannabis use that leads to significant impairment or distress should seek evidence-based treatment by a healthcare professional.