What are e-Cigarettes, vapes, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) products?

Vapes, vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs), e-cigars, and e-pipes are some of the many tobacco product terms used to describe electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Vapes contain chemicals that can cause a negative impact on the users’ health.

How do e-cigarettes/vapes work?

These products use an internal battery to heat e-juice into an aerosol to be inhaled by users.

What are the health effects of using e-cigarettes/vapes?

E-juice used in vapes contains thousands of 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/vapes have not been approved by the FDA as a cessation method for anyone interested in quitting tobacco.

Can you help me or someone I know quit smoking and/or vaping?
  • Yes, please contact our tobacco specialists to discuss options and resources.
  • Email Paola Uranga at [email protected]
  • Our Tobacco Cessation team can also refer you directly to the Texas Quitline.
  • Harris County Public Health recommends the Texas Quitline, a program offered by the Texas Department of State Health Services that provides FREE confidential phone counseling services and is available 24/7. The Texas Quitline also offers resources such as nicotine patches, gums, or lozenges which may be free to those who qualify. Please contact us to be referred or visit www.quitnow.net or call 1.877.YES.QUIT (1.877.937.7848)
How much do sessions cost?

FREE for all ages.

How long are sessions?

Sessions are generally one-hour and can be modified to fit your organization’s needs.

How can I participate?

Your organization can schedule an education session. To inquire about an education session contact:

Paola Uranga
[email protected]

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Paola Uranga
[email protected]