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What is vaping?

Vaping is an alternate to smoking tobacco or marijuana. Devices used for vaping are often referred to as e-cigarettes, vapes, or vape pens (a common brand is Juul). Vapes work by heating a chemical (“vape juice”), most commonly containing nicotine or THC, to create an aerosol mist that is inhaled. Vape devices come in many shapes and sizes; some look like USB drives, others like pens, and others like phones and various other items.

Facts about vaping

  • E-cigarettes and other vaping devices are NOT risk-free.
  • They contain nicotine, a highly addictive drug with known health risks.
  • Using e-cigarettes and other vaping products is not a proven method for quitting smoking.
  • Nicotine can affect brain development and functioning in young people.
  • E-cigarettes and other vaping devices are not FDA approved.
  • There is no evidence that the aerosol from these products is safe.

Risks & Health Implications

  • Nicotine is highly addictive and can negatively affect brain development, which continues through the mid-twenties.
  • Lung injuries have been reported, with symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain - at times associated with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain.
  • The liquid used in e-cigarettes is unregulated and may contains many harmful substances besides nicotine or THC, often in higher concentrations than cigarettes.
  • Chemicals found in the liquid of e-cigarettes contribute to the development of lung disease and cancer.

Vaping at Tulane

  • Tulane is a tobacco and smoke-free campus. Smoking, and the use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaporizers, are prohibited on all university property. The Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus Policy is part of Tulane’s commitment to creating a healthy environment for members of our community.

Tobacco Cessation

  • E-cigarettes are not an FDA-approved method for quitting smoking, and more research is needed to determine whether they are effective in helping smokers quit.
  • There are other effective methods for quitting smoking. Those interested in quitting smoking or vaping can visit Tobacco Cessation Resources.