Seattle Public Schools

Prevention and Intervention

Vaping and Youth

Key Facts

  • Vapes are also call electronic cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).
  • Using a vape is most commonly called vaping.
  • Vapes work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol (aka vapor) that users inhale into their lungs.
  • The liquid can contain: nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabinoid (CBD) oils, and/or other substances and additives.
  • Vapes contain poisons, carcinogens, and toxic metals.
  • The most commonly used vapes by teens are disposable or pod-style vapes that come in many flavors and sizes.

How to talk with your child

You can play a significant role in protecting your child from the dangers of vaping and nicotine dependence. Use the tips and information linked below as a framework for having a productive conversation.

Vaping Resources