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What are e-cigarettes?

E-cigarette is a common term for “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).” Other terms used include vaping devices, electronic cigarettes, electronic vapor products (EVPs), vape pens, e-cigars, e-hookah, etc.

The act of using these devices also has several descriptors; including vaping, Juuling, etc.

Sizes and shapes of e-cigarettes vary (e.g., shaped like cigarettes, pens, flashlights, flash drives, etc).

The device heats a liquid to produce an aerosolized vapor which is inhaled.

The liquids used may be called e-juice, e-liquid, etc. Other substances used include wax, salts, and herbs.

E-cigarettes can be “open” and refilled. Others are “closed,” using disposable cartridges, pods, mod pods, etc.