What’s the big deal about e-cigarettes?

  • Some e-cigarettes look like regular cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items. Larger devices such as tank systems, or “mods,” do not look like other tobacco products.

  • Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine—the addictive drug in regular cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products.

  • E-cigarette aerosol is NOT harmless “water vapor”.

  • Many young people who use e-cigarettes also smoke cigarettes. There is some evidence that young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future.

  • Talk to your child or teen about why e-cigarettes are harmful for them. It’s never too late.

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