Vaping is a way of inhaling an aerosol product and then exhaling the vapour. (Health Canada, 2019) This is done by using a vaping device, which may also be known as:

  • Vapes
  • E-cigarettes
  • Mods
  • Juul

Unlike a cigarette, there is no burning when using a vaping device. The devices are usually powered by a battery and can have different removable parts.

More details (Vaping, the Mechanics – infographic)

These devices generally all work in the same way. The device heats a liquid into a vapour and this is then turned into an aerosol, which is what a person breathes in.

Most substances that people use in their vape devices contain nicotine. The amount of nicotine can vary. Some have lower level while others can have more than a tobacco cigarette.

Nicotine is the addictive part of tobacco cigarettes. Therefore, it is important for people to know that their vape product may also have nicotine.

Vaping can be used by smokers to help them quit smoking tobacco.

The facts:

  • Vaping is not harmless.
  • Vaping can lead to nicotine addiction.
  • Vaping can cause lung damage.
  • The long-term health impacts of vaping are unknown.

If you want to know more about vaping, please visit Health Canada.


Services Related to this information:

Newfoundland and Labrador Smokers’ Helpline

Health Canada – About Vaping

Health Canada – Consider the Consequences of Vaping 

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