Vaping Information
The CT Department of Public Health (DPH) in conjuction with the CDC has been investigating reports of lung injury associated with the use of e-cigarette or vaping products. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems or ENDS (also called electronic cigarettes) are a divers group of devices that simulate smoking for the person inhaling the device. These devices contain cartridges filled with liquid that is vaporized by battery-powered heating elements. The liquid (e-liquid) typically contains nicotine derived from tobacco, flavorings, or other chemicals. ENDS products have a wide variety of names, including e-cigarette, vape pen, vapor pen, v-pen, e-hookah, hookah pen, mod, personal vaporizer, and tank system; use of these products is commonly referred to as 'vaping'. The U.S Surgeon General has concluded that nicotine poses a danger to youth, pregnant women, and fetuses. The use of nicotine in any form by youth, including ENDS is unsafe.
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HELPFUL LINKS:
Vaping DPH Fact Sheet
Vaping Family Resource Guide   
Public Act 19-13 Regarding the Sale of Vape & Nicotine Products
Vaping Health Risks Flyer for students
Vaping Misperceptions Flyer  
Vaping Misperceptions Flyer- Spanish version
Vaping Teacher Resource Guide
Vaping and Tobacco DPH cessation resource list