All about e-cigarettes
E-cigarettes or "vapes" as they are commonly known as are a form of Electronic Nicotine Delivery System. These products use an internal battery to heat e-juice into an aerosol to be inhaled by users. Many vapes contain chemicals that can cause a negative impact on the users health.
What are the health effects of using e-cigarettes?
E-juice used in e-cigarettes and vapes can contain up to thousands toxic chemicals many of which are known to cause cancer. Common chemicals found in e-juice include formaldehyde, propylene glycol, diacetyl, acrolein, and nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive chemical found in tobacco products. Nicotine is not safe for teens, young people, or pregnant and/or breastfeeding women.
Can e-cigarettes be used as a cessation method?
E-cigarettes and vapes have not been approved by the FDA as a cessation method for anyone interest in quitting tobacco use. Our program specialists can refer those interested in quitting tobacco use to the Texas Tobacco Quitline through our Tobacco Cessation resources.