E-Cigarettes are devices that can be used to simulate smoking and that produce an aerosol of nicotine or other substances. E-Cigarettes are also known as e-hookahs, hookah pens, vape pens, vaporizers, e-cigars, and e-pipes.

E-cigrattes and e-cigarette juice examples

4 Reasons to be Concerned About E-Cigarettes

They produce more than just water vapor

  • Secondhand aerosol can contain nicotine, ultrafine particles, heavy metals, and cancer-causing chemicals.
  • Communities have come to expect clean indoor air; e-cigarette use threatens this standard and makes enforcement confusing.

They aren’t regulated and haven’t been proven safe

  • Studies have found some e-cigs contain high levels of formaldehyde and diacetyl, chemicals harmful to the human body.
  • There are no regulations on the manufacture or sale to protect consumers or bystanders.
  • Contents vary widely and don’t always match the ingredients or amounts listed on labels. In fact, there is no requirement to list ingredients.

They aren’t approved to help smokers quit

  • No e-cig has been approved by the FDA as a cessation device.
  • E-Cig users often continue to smoke regular cigarettes as well as use e-cigarettes.

They appeal to youth

  • The aggressive marketing and candy flavoring like milk shake or grape flavors target youth tastes.
  • In Wisconsin, 13% of high school students currently use e-cigs.

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