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.


JUUL and the         Guinea Pig Generation

Click here to read the Public Health Law Center's article about JUUL's spawning of the youth vaping epidemic and what we know today.

Click here to read this SAMHSA guide that supports communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

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