Information from CADCA on E-Cigarettes:
ENDS, or Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems, can be addictive, given that they contain nicotine!
Did you know:
The nicotine in ENDS may have lasting consequences for adolescent brain development.
ENDS can be altered to deliver other psychoactive substances such as THC which is the active ingredient in marijuana.
ENDS usage may result in poisoning through ingestion, inhalation or absorption of nicotine liquid on the skin.
From 2011 to 2012, data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey suggest a doubling of e-cigarette use among American middle and high school students.
From 2011 to 2014, there has been a nine-fold increase among American high school students and more than a six-fold increase among American middle school students who report having used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days.
Poisonings have resulted among users and non-users of e-cigarettes due to ingestion of nicotine liquid, absorption through the skin and inhalation. Calls to poison centers increased from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014. Half of those calls were regarding children ages 5 and under.
ENDS are not an FDA-approved quit aid. Nicotine replacement therapies are FDA-approved and can help with making a successful quit attempt.