Vaping

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Vaping​

Electronic smoking devices or e-cigarettes are battery operated delivery devices. They are used to inhale a vaporized liquid solution that often contains nicotine (or other drugs), flavorings, and other chemicals. E-cigarette use is often referred to as vaping.

Health Effects

  • Vapes often contain nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive.
  • People addicted to nicotine can experience significant physical and psychological symptoms when they stop using nicotine.
  • Nicotine is harmful during pregnancy. It can lead to babies born at low birth weight, preterm delivery, and stillbirth.
  • Nicotine effects heart rate and blood pressure. It may damage blood vessels and the heart muscle.
  • Vaping is harmful to your lungs.
  • E-cigarette aerosol is not harmless. It exposes the lungs to a variety of chemicals including nicotine, ultrafine particles, and heavy metals.

Tobacco and Vaping 21 Law

On January 1, 2020 a new law went into effect in Washington State that makes it illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone under age 21.

Why is this law important?

  • Helps prevent initiation. Most people that smoke cigarettes start before age 18 and become addicted to nicotine.
  • Reduces tobacco related deaths and improves health. Every year 8,000 people in Washington die from tobacco related ilnesses.
  • Decreases and delays youth use. Studies from the Institute of Medicine show raising the age to purchase tobacco will decrease youth initiation by 25%.


Vaping Questions

  • Local residents call 360-867-2516
  • Local businesses call 360-867-2667

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