Questions About Electronic Cigarettes

Questions About Electronic Cigarettes

Answers About Electronic Cigarettes

Can vaping help you quit tobacco?

E-cigarettes are not a proven quit aid and are actually tobacco products themselves. They come with their own health risks and are not an FDA-approved way to quit other forms of tobacco. Look through our Tobacco Cessation Resources Guide [PDF 911KB] to find a program that can help you kick the habit for good. You should also talk with your provider about medications that can help during your quit.

Is JUUL an e-cigarette?

Yes, and they have the same health risks as other electronic cigarettes. Like other e-cigarettes on the market, JUULs are battery-operated devices that heat liquid into a vapor that users inhale. Like many e-cigarettes, JUUL pods contain nicotine which is highly addictive.

Do I have to go to a DTUA to vape?

Yes. You can only use e-cigarettes in designated tobacco use areas (DTUAs). In the Department of Defense (DoD), the rules for e-cigarette use are the same as for cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and any other tobacco product. You can only use tobacco products (including e-cigarettes) in DTUAs.