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“The Truth About Vaping” Community Presentation
November 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mary O’Leary, BS, from the Snohomish County Health District will be the guest speaker at this event. “What Everyone Should Know About Vaping” pamphlets will be provided for the audience from the PD.
What is Vaping?
Vapor products, also known as e-cigarettes or vape pens, represent a market that has grown exponentially since they were first introduced in the mid-2000s. They are typically equipped with a battery, a heating device and a cartridge containing nicotine, flavorings, and solvents. The nicotine solution is heated to produce an aerosol that is inhaled or vaped. There are more than 400 different brands of e-cigarettes and more than 7,000 flavoring chemicals.
What are the public health concerns with vaping?
Use of vapor products is largely unregulated and rapidly increasing, especially among youth. In addition to the nicotine, vaping may expose users and by-standers to harmful toxins like formaldehyde and heavy metals. It may take decades to fully understand long-term effects of e-cigarettes and exposure to vaporized nicotine.
To learn more about vaping, read Vaping FAQs.