Looking for answers about e-cigarettes? Look no further. Check out these frequently asked questions.
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. Review the Tobacco Cessation Resources Guide [PDF 911KB] to find a program that can help you kick the habit for good. You can find resources such as This is Quitting, a free texting program to help young adults quit vaping. You can also talk with your provider about medications that can help during your quit.
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.
No. You can only use e-cigarettes in designated tobacco use areas (DTUAs). In the Defense Department (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.
E-cigarettes are risky for your health in various ways. 1. E-cig batteries can explode, causing significant injuries such as broken bones, loss of teeth, severe burns and deep cuts. 2. E-cigs can harm the lungs, making it more difficult to breathe which is a risk to your readiness as a Service member. 3. Using e-cigs at age 25 or younger can negatively affect the brain’s development (think: increased risks for mood disorders and less impulse control) due to the nicotine exposure.
Not quite. E-cigarettes are known to be just as addictive as traditional cigarettes. Smoking both traditional cigarettes and e-cigs at the same time can lead to significant health risks. Why? There’s a high amount of nicotine, chemicals and toxins in both products, so using them at the same time increases your risk for nicotine addiction even further. If you’re trying to use e-cigs as a quit aid, they are not proven to help. The better option is to quit tobacco products altogether using a combination of strategies such as medications like nicotine replacement therapy or prescription medication, counseling and texting programs.
The short answer – no way. E-cigarettes contain a high amount of nicotine and multiple harmful, cancer-causing chemicals. E-cigs come with their own health risks like damaging your lungs, weakening your immune system or causing burns and injuries from battery explosions. E-cigs also are not an FDA-approved way to quit other forms of tobacco or to use as a replacement to regular cigarettes.