Vaping: Know the Dangers

Vaping: Know the Dangers

What Is Vaping?

Vaping is the inhaling of a vapor created by an electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) or other vaping device.

E-cigarettes are battery-powered smoking devices. They have cartridges filled with a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings and chemicals. The liquid is heated into a vapor, which the person inhales. That’s why using e-cigarettes is called “vaping.” Learn more.

Serious Health Effects

The risk of vaping for any individual, both youth and adults, may include serious illness and death.

In an advisory issued on 9/24/19, the California Department of Public Health urged everyone to refrain from vaping. Learn more. 

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