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Facts about e-cigarettes

  • E-cigarettes are also known as vapes, JUULs, vape pens, and e-hookahs. 
  • Using e-cigarettes or vaping is not safe. 
  • While e-cigarettes typically have fewer chemicals than regular cigarettes, they may still contain heavy metals like lead, flavorings linked to lung disease, small particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs, and cancer-causing chemicals. 
  • Nicotine is highly addictive. 
  • No amount of nicotine is safe for youth. Nicotine can harm the developing brain.
  • There have been no long-term studies conducted on e-cigarettes. The long-term impact on the health of users or those exposed to secondhand aerosol is unknown. 

How can QUITPLAN Services Help?

E-cigarettes have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help people quit. While QUITPLAN Services does not endorse or promote e-cigarettes, we want to help all tobacco users quit, regardless of which tools you are using to quit. If you do not want to use FDA-approved products such as patches, gum or lozenges and you choose to quit smoking or using other commercial tobacco products by using an e-cigarette, QUITPLAN Services coaches will help you create a plan which could include tapering off e-cigarettes if you desire.  

Contact QUITPLAN Services for more information about how we can help.

For more information on e-cigarettes, visit:

MissingitMN.org

Truth (This is Quitting)

Minnesota Department of Health

Surgeon General

Centers for Disease Control: Electronic Cigarettes, What’s the Bottom Line?