E-cigarettes are exploding in popularity, and are being used by both adolescents and adults. They are not a safe alternative to cigarette smoking.
E-cigarettes, personal vaporizers, vape pens, e-cigars, pod systems, e-hookah, or vaping devices, are products that produce an aerosolized mixture containing flavored liquids and nicotine that is inhaled by the user. E-cigarettes can resemble traditional tobacco products like cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or common gadgets like flashlights, flash drives, or pens.
These are a couple of resources with more information of what they are and how you may support your youth as a CASA volunteer.
Power point presentation from Petaluma City Schools: Vapes, Dabs, Juuls…Oh My!
Facts about E-cigarettes and vaping from the American Academic of Pediatrics