A video of mother Annie Donovan getting her 11-month-old baby to try vaping has gone viral and angered netizens. Donovan shared the video on Facebook, where she can be seen putting the pen in the baby’s mouth. “It’s so funny,” laughed Annie Donovan as the child inhaled the smoke, then coughed and exhaled it.
After the video went viral, social media users who saw it were outraged, wondering why a mother would think such behavior was okay. Others thanked the video for being reported, calling Anne Donovan a “disgusting beast”.
Netizens outraged over video of Annie Donovan vaping baby
Netizens expressed outrage upon seeing the video and reported it on Facebook where it was originally shared. In denouncing Annie Donovan’s actions, some users called her “disgusting” and said the child deserved better.
The child was taken to hospital after being vaporized by his mother, Anne Donovan, according to reports. The update was shared on social media by a user named Bonnie-j Dn.
In the post, netizens commented that although they couldn’t accept the fact that the child was vaporized, they were happy that the child was taken to the hospital. Much information about Annie Donovan is not available online. However, according to the profile who shared the video, netizens believed she was a teenage mum. This was confirmed by a video report from 7NewsAdelaide, which also showed the footage.
How dangerous are e-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are associated with several health risks and have the potential to damage the heart and lungs and make people dependent. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also warns that e-cigarettes are harmful to young people because their lungs are not yet fully developed.
A recent study of 600 pregnant women found that those who used e-cigarettes were more likely to have a miscarriage. The chemicals used to flavor e-cigarettes can cause inflammation in the body and damage cells as a possible mechanism for the increased risk, the study authors mentioned.
The video comes as England’s chief medical officer, Sir Chris Whitty, called for a crackdown on marketing tactics that have led to an increasing number of children becoming addicted to vaping.