If you’ve never used e-cigarettes, don’t start.
E-cigarettes are not safe. E-cigarettes, unlike regular cigarettes, do not contain tobacco. Many do contain nicotine, which comes from tobacco. E-cigarettes also contain many harmful chemicals.An e-cigaretteis the product itself, and vapingrefers to use of the product.
What is an E-Cigarette?
E-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes)are battery-powered devices that can deliver nicotine, cannabis, flavorings, chemicals, and other substances to the user in the form of an aerosol.
They are also called:
- Vape pens
- Tank Systems
- Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid or nicotine salts.
Source : Center for Disease Control & Prevention. What is an E-Cigarettes.
Did You Know?
E-cigarettes produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive drug. Flavorings and other chemicals help to make the aerosol. Users inhale this aerosol into their lungs. Other people user can also breathe in this aerosol when the person exhales into the air.
Source : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (n.d.).
Electronic cigarettes: What’s the bottom line? https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/pdfs/Electronic-Cigarettes-Infographic-p.pdf
The Downside of Vaping
- Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which have known health effects.
- Nicotine can harm adolescent brain development, which continues to the age of 25.
- Using nicotine in adolescence may also increase risk for future addiction to other drugs.
- E-Cigarettes can cause unintended injuries. Defective e-cigarette batteries have caused some fires and explosions, which could lead to serious injuries.
- Acute nicotine exposure can be toxic. Children and adults have been poisoned by swallowing, breathing, or absorbing e-cigarette liquid.
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