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E-cigarettes, e-smokes, pens, vapes, mods, wop machines, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), JUUL, or e-hookahs – there are more than a few names for the e-cigarette. You’ve definitely heard about them, either online, on the news, or through a friend.

Are e-cigarettes safe?

While e-cigarettes may be a safer alternative to combustible or traditional cigarettes, unfortunately, e-cigarettes are still not safe.

In 2017, e-cigarettes fell under the very same “Clean Indoor Act” enforced for traditional, or regular, cigarettes; a law that stands to protect nonsmokers from the harms of secondhand smoke. That’s because you can still be exposed to the chemicals in an e-cigarette simply by being near one, similar to secondhand smoke from traditional cigarettes.

While there is still more research to determine the safety of e-cigarettes, we do know –

  • They may still contain ingredients linked to lung disease, carcinogens or cancer-causing chemicals, and heavy metals like lead, tin, and nickel.
  • E-cigarettes can harm the development of the brain in teens, increasing the risk for mood disorders, like depression.

1 in 5
Teens say they have seen JUUL used in school.

Of JUUL users didn’t know it contained nicotine. A single JUUL cartridge is equal to roughly a pack of cigarettes – that’s 200 cigarette puffs.

What is an e-cigarette?

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine through vapor, often flavored. They are made to feel like you are inhaling tobacco smoke, without the burning that occurs when lighting a traditional, tobacco-based cigarette.

Should I use e-cigarettes to quit smoking?

Let’s start by saying quitting cigarettes is the best thing you can do to improve your health; but, e-cigarettes are not an FDA approved method to quit smoking. So we can’t suggest it.

If you are considering quitting smoking, consider the seven proven, safe, FDA approved medications to help you quit.

Talk with your health care provider about which medications are right for you before seeking alternative methods.

And be sure to access help through CDPHP Smoke-Free™; we’re here to support you throughout your quit.
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Using quit–smoking medications along with support from a quit coach can double your chance of quitting staying smoke–free!

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