E-Cigarettes & Vaping

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E-cigarettes are electronic devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine (the addictive drug in regular cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products), flavorings, and other chemical s to help make the aerosol. Users inhale this aerosol into their lungs. Bystanders can also breathe in this aerosol when the user exhales into the air. E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes.

They are sometimes called “e-cigs,” “e-hookahs,” “mods,” “vape pens,” “vapes,” “tank systems,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems.” Using an e-cigarette is sometimes called “vaping” or “JUULing.” Some e-cigarettes looks like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items. Many e-cigarettes and vaping materials contain harmful or potentially harmful substances, and it is difficult to know what each individual product contains.

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For resources, programs and information related to electronic cigarettes, flavored electronic cigarettes and vape products or the New Jersey Department of Health’s Electronic Cigarette and Vaping Campaign visit: https://www.nj.gov/health/fhs/tobacco/vaping/ or call the NJDOH Office of Tobacco Control (609) 292-8540.

 

For inquiries related to suspected cases of pulmonary disease related to vaping should be referred to the NJDOH Communicable Disease Service/Regional Epidemiology Program at (609) 826-5964.

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