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Posted Thursday, January 16th, 2020

E-Cigarettes and Vaping

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are electronic devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals to help make the aerosol. Users inhale this aerosol into their lungs.Morris County Office of Health: Know the Dangers of Vaping

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol (often called vapor) produced by an e-cigarette or similar battery-powered device.

Many e-cigarettes contain harmful or potentially harmful substances, and it is difficult to know what each individual product contains. E-cigarette use pose a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in our communities.

E-cigarettes can cause long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health and increase the possibility of nicotine addiction. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks.

It is important to prevent harm to youth and young adults from e-cigarettes. Take action now by talking with your children or other young people you know about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

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