Vaping & E-Cigarettes


What are e-cigarettes?
  • E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that come in many shapes and sizes and produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine  flavorings, and other chemicals that help to make the aerosol. (Learn more from the CDC)
  • E-cigarettes are known by a number of different names such as ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery System), e-hookah, vape pen, mod, JUUL, tanks, vapes, etc.
  • Although e-cigarettes are less toxic than traditional cigarettes, they are still not considered safe and contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals.
  • JUULs are one of the most popular vaping products on the market among youth. 
What is vaping?
  • Vaping is the act of using an e-cigarette which involves inhaling aerosol into the lungs and then exhaling the aerosol. Bystanders can also breathe in this aerosol when the user exhales into the air.
What products are being used?
  • E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. Some of the most popular products among youth are sleep and high tech "pod" systems such as the JUUL or Sourin Drop.
Why should I be concerned?
  • Although e-cigarettes are less toxic than traditional cigarettes, they are still not considered safe and contain nicotine and other harmful chemicals.
  • Almost all e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive, changes the structure of the brain, and also linked to:
    • High blood pressure, heart rate increases
    • Immune system suppression
    • Promotes tumor growth
    • Health risks later in life
  • The aerosol created when vaping is not a harmless water vapor and has a negative impact on lung function.
  • The e-juice and aerosol can contain substances such as, but not limited to:
    • Eye/respiratory irritants such as propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin 
    • Carcinogens such as formaldehyde and acetaldehyde
    • Addictive and poisonous chemicals such as nicotine and diethylene glycol
    • Metal particulates such as nickel and lead
    • Flavor additives that can irritate lungs and cause symptoms of asthma such as vanillin and cinnamaldehyde, in addition to diacetyl which has been linked to chronic lung disease

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Jennifer Bolcoa,
May 7, 2018, 10:04 AM
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Jennifer Bolcoa,
May 7, 2018, 10:04 AM
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Jennifer Bolcoa,
May 7, 2018, 10:05 AM
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Jennifer Bolcoa,
May 7, 2018, 10:05 AM
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