Vaping devices continue to change, making it challenging for parents, caregivers and school administrators to stay on top of current trends.

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:

  • ultra-fine 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

Download the Truth Initiative's

E-cigarette Fact Packet here.

Cortland County

Jennifer Hamilton

Community Engagement Lead Coordinator

607-758-5501

Rose Walsh

Reality Check Lead Coordinator

607-758-5515

Tompkins County

Ted Schiele

Tompkins County Coordinator

607-274-6712

Chenango County

Jamie Hagenbuch

Chenango County Coordinator

607-337-4128

Cortland County Health Department

60 Central Ave.

Cortland, NY 13045

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