Tobacco Control Program

Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) and Vaping in Youth and Young AdultsThink Vaping is Safe Flier. Click for pdf version of the flier

What you should know:

  • Electronic cigarettes – or e-cigarettes — are also called vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, and electronic smoking devices (ESDs).
  • Using an e-cigarette product is commonly called vaping.
  • E-cigarettes work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs.

Electronic Smoking Devices (ESDs) have:

  • Chemicals that can cause lung disease and possibly death
  • Nicotine that is addictive and can damage the developing brain
  • Liquids that can contain:  THC and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and other substances and additives.

What You Should Know: Smoking, Vaping, and COVID-19:

  • The CDC has identified smokers as a group of people at higher risk for severe illness if they contract COVID-19.
  • People who smoke were 2.4 times more likely to have severe symptoms from COVID-19 compared to those who did not smoke.
  • New research from Stanford University shows teens and young adults who have vaped may be up to five times more likely to test positive  for the virus than their non-vaping peers
  • There has never been a better time to quit smoking to protect your health and the health of others during the COVID-19 pandemic, please call us at 410-313-6265 to learn more about tobacco cessation support,