One of our goals at the Arkansas Tobacco Education Initiative is to increase awareness and education on Vaping and E-cigarettes.
E-cigarettes, aka JUULs and vape pens, use a battery to heat up a special liquid into an aerosol that users inhale. It's not just harmless water vapor. The "e-juice" that fills the cartridges usually contains nicotine (which is extracted from tobacco), propylene glycol, flavorings and other chemicals. Studies have found that even e-cigarettes claiming to be nicotine-free contain trace amounts of nicotine. Additionally, when the e-liquid heats up, more toxic chemicals are formed.
If you are interested in learning more about vaping, we are available for presentations and community events. You can email our Health Promotion Specialist, Sierra Whitbey, at Sierra.Whitbey@lung.org to get scheduled.