More than just hot air? Whether e-cigarettes are a good idea remains a question

Electronic Cigarettes “E-cigs” – E-cigs are devices that allow users to heat up and inhale chemical filled aerosol (vapor) containing nicotine and other substances.  They come in over 7,000 flavors. Some health consequences of the vapors are unknown, but nicotine addiction is a known health consequence. E-cigs expose others to secondhand emissions, even though there is no smoke. Starting May 2016, the FDA has the authority to regulate E-cigs and other similar products.

CCHHS ECigarette Infographic

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*27% of high school students in Carson City/Douglas smoke e-vapor products.

Hookah – Hookahs are long water pipes containing burned pipe tobacco with spices and flavorings.  The hookah smoke passes through water and is then inhaled through a mouthpiece. Often mouthpieces are shared by more than one person. Smoke contains high levels of toxic compounds, and hookah is known to cause cancer.Hookah

Little Cigars/Cigarillos – Although cigarettes are banned from including flavors, cigars are not, and they are marketed to attract a younger demographic.

Pipe Tobacco – Cured, dried tobacco leaves are sometimes mixed with spices, sweeteners, and flavorings and smoked through a pipe.

Snuff – Snuff is powdered tobacco that is flavored and snorted up the nose.

Snus – Snus are small, teabag-like pouches that contain tobacco and other flavorings. They are placed between the gum and the lip.

Spitting/Chewing Tobacco – Spitting or chewing tobacco is tobacco leaves that have been cured and sometimes flavored to make them more desireable.

For more information about implementing tobacco-free policies, please contact our tobacco prevention coordinator at (775) 283-7201!   [/ezcol_2third]

Nevada Tobacco Quitline

Nevada Tobacco Quitline is a FREE phone counseling service available to smokers aged 13 or over who want to stop smoking. Your quit coach will help you make a schedule so you can quit using tobacco.  Adults over 18 may qualify for FREE tobacco replacement therapy. To find out more, click here.

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