E-cigarettes (also commonly called “vape” or “JUUL”) have been a rising concern in Wyoming and across the nation. E-cigarettes come in different shapes and sizes. Today, the most common e-cigarette is JUUL, which looks like a flash drive.
E-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, but they are not safe. They often contain nicotine and other chemicals.
There is still a lot we don’t know about e-cigarettes and potential health effects because there has not been enough research. We do know that nicotine is harmful to pregnant women and young people. JUUL products always contains nicotine.
To learn more about e-cigarettes, click on any of the links below. Please contact Joe D’Eufemia or Hannah Eck from the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program at the Wyoming Department of Health with any questions or concerns. Their contact information is at the bottom of this page.
Facts & Trends:
- What are e-cigarettes? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- FDA Regulation of E-cigarettes (U.S. Food & Drug Administration)
- Are e-cigarettes safe for youth? (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Wyoming Tobacco Survey Data (Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center)
- 2017 Annual Summary on the Impact of Tobacco in Wyoming (Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center)
- Vital Signs Report – national survey on youth tobacco use (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Truth Initiative Articles – select emerging tobacco products (Truth Initiative)
- Talk with Your Teen About E-Cigarettes – a tip sheet (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- How to Help your Teen Quit E-cigarettes (Truth Initiative)
- Know the Risks (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
- Become an EX Program for parents/guardians of teen e-cigarette users (Truth Initiative)
- thetruth.com (Truth Initiative)
- 5 tips for handling nicotine withdrawal (The Truth Initiative)
- This is Quitting – program to help youth quit e-cigarettes (The Truth Initiative)