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CHAMPAIGN URBANA PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT
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E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are harmful to health.

E-cigarette liquids are only beginning to be evaluated by the FDA, and there are wide variations in the chemicals contained in them. The concentration of chemicals inhaled also varies depending on the type of e-cigarette device used. Studies so far have shown that e-liquids contain carcinogens and lung irritants, such as an ingredient used in anti-freeze, formaldehyde, and a flavor chemical that causes popcorn lung.1

Secondhand e-cigarette emissions similarly vary by the type of e-cigarette device and liquid used, but studies have found formaldehyde, benzene, and nitrosamines (all carcinogens) in the secondhand vapors.1

CUPHD recommends e-cigarette-free policies, and assists organizations in going e-cigarette-free. Contact us at tmccauley@c-uphd.org for more information or assistance. Also, a sample e-cigarette free policy can be found here.

Champaign County E-Cigarette-Free Organizations

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CUPHD thanks organizations that protect health by prohibiting e-cigarettes.

Click here for an updated list of e-cigarette-free organizations in Champaign County.

 

E-cigarette-free Window Clings

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Contact us if you have an e-cigarette-free organization and you would like one of our free window clings.

 

More Information on E-Cigarettes

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to try tobacco, CDC says
CDC Fact Sheet, Youth and Tobacco Use

Sources:
1. E-cigarettes and Lung Health, American Heart Association