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Vaping Information

various types of vaping devices

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:

  • glycerol
  • flavours
  • 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

 

References

Health Canada 

Saskatchewan Government 

Talking With Your Teen About Vaping