Vaping: What You Need To know

What Is Vaping?

 

You’ve seen it in convenient stores, you’ve heard it helps you quit smoking, you may even have children in school who tell you “everyone’s doing it!” But what is vaping? Vaping is the method of using an e-cigarette. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that heat a liquid called “juice” to release an aerosol (vapor) inhaled by the user. The liquid typically is composed of nicotine, propylene glycol, flavorings and other substances.

 

Will Vaping Harm My Health?

 

While there is evidence that suggests it is less harmful than smoking, e-cigarettes are currently not regulated by the FDA. The FDA also does not approve them as a smoking cessation device. Due to the fact that nicotine is the primary agent, they are highly addictive. While the negative health effects of nicotine are well documented, the unknowns are exactly what harmful chemicals are in the vapor and their long term effects.

E-cigarettes are more popular with young people than any traditional tobacco product. These products are creating a new generation addicted to nicotine, with many still untested health consequences.

 

How Can I Quit? 

 

If you want to quit smoking or vaping, visit Kansas Quitline or call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).

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