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Vaping

Source: CDC

Facts About Vaping in the United States
 

  • E-cigarettes are devices that operate by heating a liquid solution to a high enough temperature so that it produces an aerosol that is inhaled.

  • Solutions, sometimes called e-liquids, typically include nicotine, flavoring and a humectant, such as propylene glycol, to retain moisture and create an aerosol when heated. This flavoring is only FDA-approved for oral consumption, not inhaling.

  • Although it's referred to as "vaping," e-cigarettes produce an aerosol, not a vapor. The aerosol can contain tiny chemical particles from both the liquid solution and the device (e.g., metals from the heating coil).

  • A recently published Truth Initiative study found that among current youth and young adult JUUL users, only 37% knew that the product always contains nicotine.

  • The 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey found that 11.7% of high school students and 3.3% of middle school students used e-cigarettes in the last 30 days.

  • Youth who use e-cigarettes are more likely to begin smoking traditional cigarettes. 

  • 60% of teens believed e-cigarettes were comprised of mostly flavoring; however 98.7% contain nicotine. 

  • A single JUUL cartridge is roughly equal to a pack of cigarettes.
     

Source: Truth Initiative.

Source: Truth Initiative

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