E-cigarettes are devices that heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it, and other additives/chemicals. The nicotine in e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes is addictive.
Nicotine exposure during adolescence and young adulthood can cause addiction and harm the developing brain, which continues to age 25.
E-cigarette use is strongly linked to the use of other tobacco products. Some evidence suggests that e-cigarette use is linked to alcohol use and other substance use, such as marijuana. Certain e-cigarette products can be used to deliver other drugs like marijuana.
You can find many resources that discuss e-cigarette use among young people.
For general information on tobacco products, visit cdc.gov/tobacco
For information about Surgeon General's reports visit surgeongeneral.gov
The Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition is a Non-Profit Organization funded by the Drug-Free Communities Grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Local Prevention Funds through the Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council (MCSAAC).