Studies show that E-cigarettes may actually encourage cigarette smoking in adolescents. Also, teens using e-cigarettes are at greater risk for smoking cigarettes in the future. In addition, there is not enough evidence to support effectiveness for E-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid.
“Any tobacco product use, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe for youth. Nicotine can harm the developing adolescent brain. We must do everything we can to reduce the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students.”
– Robert R. Redfield, MD, CDC Director, September 2019
What are E-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes are also known as e-cigs, e-vaporizers, electronic nicotine delivery devices (ENDs), e-hookah, hookah pens, vapes, vape pens, mods). They have four components: 1) cartridge/reservoir, 2) heating element, 3) power source (usually a battery), 4) mouthpiece. E-liquid or e-juice in the cartridges contain varying amounts of nicotine, flavorings & other chemicals.