Inhalant Delivery Systems (E-cigarettes)

  • Inhalant delivery system use among Oregon 11th graders nearly tripled from 2013 to 2017, from 5% to 13%.[i]
  • 17% of Jackson County 11th graders have used e-cigarettes or other vaping products.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E-cigarettes are commonly used among U.S. middle and high school students. E-cigarettes are electronic devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid. Most have a battery, a heating element, and a place to hold a liquid. Some e-cigarettes are made to look like regular cigarettes, while some look like USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items. Larger e-cigarettes such as tank systems, or mods, do not resemble other tobacco products. E-cigarettes are known by many different names. They are sometimes called e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes, tank systems, and electronic nicotine delivery systems. Using an e-cigarette is sometimes called vaping or JUULing.

Learn More About Inhalant Delivery Systems:
Quick Facts on the Risks of E-Cigarettes and Youth
Know the risks: e-cigarettes and young people  
Youth and Tobacco Use  
Tip Sheet: Talk to your teens about e-cigs (vaping)  
E-Cigarette Use Among Youth from the Surgeon General 
E-Cigarette Fact Sheet