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E-Cigarette and Vaping

E-cigarette Basics

E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it, and other additives. The nicotine in e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is addictive. E-cigarettes are considered tobacco products because most of them contain nicotine, which comes from tobacco.

Besides nicotine, e-cigarettes can contain harmful and potentially harmful ingredients, including:

  • ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
  • flavorants such as diacetyl, a chemical linked to serious lung disease
  • volatile organic compounds
  • heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead

To Learn More about E-Cigarettes and Vaping

To Learn More about Quitting

Resources for Parents: To Talk to Your Teen about E-Cigarettes and Vaping

To Help Your Teen Quit

Websites for Teens

Apps and Text Programs to Quit

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