E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals to create an aerosol that is inhaled. Using an e-cigarette is sometimes called “vaping.” Vaping is not safe for anyone, especially kids, teens, or young adults.
The large volume of nicotine in e-cigarettes makes them highly addictive and harmful to brain development—while increasing the risk that young people will smoke cigarettes in the future. Plus, the vapor can contain cancer-causing toxins and tiny particles that harm the body.
Youth vaping is an epidemic
Knowing the risks, signs, and treatment of e-cigarette use can help you stop or prevent the youth in your life from vaping.
More than 3.6 million U.S. school children vape, according to the Surgeon General.