Nine Things You Need to Know About Vaping

Vaping and e-cigarettes are something all parents need to be aware of. As we hear on the news, these devices are small, easy to hide, and can lead to severe health issues. Here are nine commonly asked questions about vaping and e-cigarettes with links to the answers.

1. Did you know that the specific chemical exposure(s) causing lung injuries associated with e-cigarette use, or vaping, remains unknown at this time?

2. Did you know that there is no safe tobacco product? All tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, carry a risk.

3. Did you know that using e-cigarettes or vaping products is unsafe for all ages, including youth and young adults? Nicotine is highly addictive and can harm adolescent brain development, which continues into the early to mid-20s.

4. Did you know that e-cigarettes can contain other harmful substances besides nicotine?

5. Did you know that young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future?

6. Did you that e-cigarettes produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals that help to make the aerosol?

7. Did you know about the reports of widespread use of JUUL by students in schools, including classrooms and bathrooms, and that approximately two-thirds of JUUL users aged 15-24 do not know that JUUL always contains nicotine?

8. Did you know that high school students use e-cigarettes more than regular cigarettes?

9. Did you know that e-cigarette use can be linked to alcohol use and other substance use, such as marijuana? Certain e-cigarette products can also be used to deliver substances besides nicotine, such as marijuana.