What is vaping?
Vaping refers to the use of any device, such as an electronic cigarette or e-cigarette, which fundamentally heats a liquid solution into an aerosol inhaled into the lungs of the person using it.
These devices are sometimes referred to as electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) ten. They include e-cigarettes, e-cigs, e-pipes, e-cigars, cigalikes, e-hookahs, mods, vapes, vape pens, tank systems, and rebuildable dripping atomizers.
While initially used as a way to vape flavored liquids with or without nicotine, people are
increasingly using these devices to vape cannabis-derived compounds, such as tetrahydrocannabinol
(THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), and other drugs, though it is worth noting that some cannabis-based products are wax-like substances used in devices that have a cup from which the aerosol is generated.
How You Can Help Youth from Smoking and Vaping
specifically targeted towards individuals or small units, such as one or two schools, a classroom, or a specific individual who has shown signs of risk for vaping. These interventions typically focus on the characteristics of an individual that influence behavior change, such as: Using nicotine in adolescence can harm the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control. A recent CDC study found that 99% of the e-cigarettes sold in the United States contained nicotine.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Reducing Vaping Among Youth and Young Adults. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP20-06-01-003. Rockville, MD: National Mental Health and Substance Use Policy Laboratory, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2020.