What Are E-cigarettes?
- E-cigarettes are electronic devices that heat a liquid and produce an aerosol, or mix of small particles in the air.
- E-cigarettes come in many shapes and sizes. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid.
- Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items. Larger devices such as tank systems, or “mods,” do not look like other tobacco products.
- E-cigarettes are known by many different names. They are sometimes called “e-cigs,” “e-hookahs,” “mods,” “vape pens,” “vapes,” “tank systems,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).”
- Using an e-cigarette is sometimes called “vaping.”
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Where Can I Learn More?
- RI Student Assistance Services Vaping Module https://www.risas.org/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=65502
- The Real Cost of Vaping | Scholasticexternal icon
- These cross-curricular resources from Scholastic and the FDA include lessons and activities to help students learn more about the real cost of vaping.
- Youth Vaping Prevention & Resources to Quit | Truth Initiativeexternal icon
- This self-led, interactive curriculum provided by the Truth Initiative encourages youth to live vape-free lives.
- E-cigarettes and Youth: Toolkit for Partners pdf icon[PDF–13 MB]
- Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth
- SAMHSA—Understanding Addictionexternal icon
- Anyone can experience addiction. Learn the common signs of addiction at the SAMHSA website.
- E-cigarettes Shaped Like Flash Drives: Information for Parents, Educators, and Health Care Providers
- Teachers and Parents: That USB Stick Might Be an E-cigarette
- E-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.govexternal icon
- Information from the Surgeon General on the risks of e-cigarettes for young people, and includes free tools such as a parent tip sheet for talking to teens about e-cigarettesexternal icon [PDF – 5.2MB].
- Teen.smokefree.govexternal icon
- Information to help teens who want to quit using e-cigarettes.
- Truth Initiative’s This is Quitting Programexternal icon
- This free mobile program is designed to help young people quit e-cigarettes. Resources are available for teens and young adults as well as parents.
- Find Treatmentexternal icon
- Find a list of addiction treatment centers using the SAMHSA website. Please contact a center directly to ask if they treat e-cigarette dependence.
- Electronic Cigarettes
- Basic information about e-cigarettes from CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.
- CATCH My Breathexternal icon
- Stanford University Tobacco Prevention Toolkitexternal icon
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults Guideexternal icon
- Policy Playbook for E-cigarettes pdf icon[PDF – 12 MB]external icon
- This resource provides policy and advocacy tools for communities, public health practitioners, educators, and others to help address youth e-cigarette use.