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What are vaping devices?

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These work differently than regular cigarettes: A battery heats up a liquid, and that makes a vapor you breathe in. (That’s why it’s called vaping.)

With vaping, you don’t get tar, carbon monoxide, or many other harmful substances you get with regular cigarettes. But you typically still get nicotine, the chemical that makes them so addictive.

SOURCES:

NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting,” “Secondhand Smoke and Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “How Smoking Causes Cancer.”

American Lung Association: “Lung Cancer Fact Sheet.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “How Does Cigarette Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?”

CDC: “What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?” “Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cigarettes, Cigars and Vaping: Which Habit Puts You Most at Risk?”

KidsHealth: “E-Cigarettes.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “E-Cigarette Vapors, Flavorings, Trigger Lung Cell Stress.”

American Cancer Society: “Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk Factors.”

HelpGuide.org: “How to Quit Smoking.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on July 11, 2017

SOURCES:

NIH, National Cancer Institute: “Harms of Cigarette Smoking and Health Benefits of Quitting,” “Secondhand Smoke and Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “How Smoking Causes Cancer.”

American Lung Association: “Lung Cancer Fact Sheet.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “How Does Cigarette Smoke Cause Lung Cancer?”

CDC: “What Are the Risk Factors for Lung Cancer?” “Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Cigarettes, Cigars and Vaping: Which Habit Puts You Most at Risk?”

KidsHealth: “E-Cigarettes.”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “E-Cigarette Vapors, Flavorings, Trigger Lung Cell Stress.”

American Cancer Society: “Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk Factors.”

HelpGuide.org: “How to Quit Smoking.”

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on July 11, 2017

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