Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling an aerosol produced by a vaping product, such as an electronic cigarette. Vaping doesn’t require burning like cigarette smoking. The device heats a liquid into a vapour, which then turns into aerosol. This vapour is often flavoured and can contain nicotine.
The ingredients typically found in vaping liquids are also found in the aerosol. They include:
- propylene glycol
- nicotine (possibly)
Vapour products are usually battery-powered and may come with removable parts. The vapour products are small and easy to disguise. They may be similar to a pen or USB stick. There are various shapes, sizes, brands, and names of vapour products.
Health Canada Recommends The Following For Canadians Considering The Use of Vaping Products:
- Learn the facts: Vaping has significant health risks, and it is important to understand the potential short and long-term health outcomes before vaping is recommended. There is accumulating evidence that e-cigarettes can cause serious lung disease
- Non-smokers, pregnant women and people who have quit smoking should not vape.
- Younger people should be educated to understand their increased risk of nicotine addiction compared with the general population and should be strongly encouraged not to vape.
If You Are Vaping:
- Monitor for symptoms affecting your lung health and let your healthcare provider know you vape.
- Although some people who smoke successfully use vaping to quit smoking, it is not a Health Canada-approved quit method. Talk to a health professional about clinically proven options for quitting.
- Are you looking for quit support? Join our Saskatchewan Quits Facebook Support Group