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Electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), including electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), mods, vape pens, vapes, e-hookahs, and JUUL (a brand of e-cigarette), are battery-operated devices that have a chamber filled with chemicals. The heat from the battery turns the chemicals into a vapour. The vapour is inhaled by the user (which is called “vaping”). The use of these products has exploded, particularly amongst youth. Want to know more about electronic cigarettes and their risks?

For all the information you will need go to myhealth.alberta.ca and search “electronic cigarettes and vaping products”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can they be smoked anywhere, anytime?

Most places treat e-cigarettes the same as tobacco cigarettes. This means they can only be used in specific areas where smoking is allowed.

It’s best not to use e-cigarettes indoors or in vehicles. This can put others in contact with the harmful vapour from e-cigarettes (called second-hand vapour). The chemicals in second-hand vapour can be especially harmful to children and pregnant women.

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