What is vaping?
Vaping is the act of inhaling vapor from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. An e-cigarette is a battery run device that heats up a flavored nicotine solution to produce an aerosol or vapor. The solution, commonly known as an e-liquid, is a mixture of chemicals, typically nicotine, and potentially THC, that either comes in, or is placed in, the device. These solutions can come in a wide range of flavors that make them appealing to kids. Terms like mods, vape pens, vapes, Juuls and e-cigs are all used to describe vaping devices. Informed educators can utilize this information to start conversations with their students.
Children's addresses vaping
With the recent increased incidence of illnesses associated with vaping, Children’s Wisconsin has been at the forefront of helping identify the issue and notifying the general public about the concerns. Watch this news conference with Michael Gutzeit, MD, chief medical officer, and Louella Amos, MD, pediatric pulmonologist, for more information.
This Children’s Facebook Live event digs deeper into the phenomenon of vaping.