Electronic Cigarette Awareness



​Electronic Cigarettes, which may also be called vapes, mods, tanks, or e-hookahs are nicotine delivery devices that come in many different sizes, styles, colors, and flavors.





















Regardless of the flavor or the way the device looks they all work in very similar ways:

  1. A battery inside the device activates a heating element (atomization chamber).

  2. A small amount of nicotine is heated into a vapor/aerosol.

  3. That solution of nicotine, other chemicals, flavors, and coloring is inhaled then exhaled by the user.





























Five Things You Need to Know About Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping Devices


  1. Electronic cigarettes and vapes are NOT a “harmless water vapor”. Toxins studied so far include: propylene glycol (chemical commonly found in antifreeze), formaldehyde and acetone.

  2. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) ARE regulated by the FDA <- click to read the scope of the regulations.  Note: The effective use of these devices as a smoking cessation tool (to help individual quit smoking) is still being studied.

  3. Some bottles are labeled as "nicotine free" or "0mg of nicotine" studies have still found nicotine in these bottles. Nicotine is addictive.

  4. Big name tobacco companies, like Camel and Newport are the ones making big name electronic cigarettes such as Vuse and Blu​. 

  5. Electronic cigarettes are quite new, long term research studies have not been conducted yet. ​ 

                                                               E-Cigarette Liquid 

"E-liquid" or "E-Juice" is the liquid nicotine solution that the electronic device vaporizes. It is usually flavored. The basic ingredients found in this liquid are: Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine, Nicotine Concentrate, Distilled Water, and artificial flavoring. To read about these ingredients, click here.

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See MDH service-nondiscrimination policy 01.02.01 which can be found at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/Pages/op02.aspx.

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