Information and Resources for Parents
E-cigarettes, also known as e-cigs, e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vapes or ENDS, are not safer than other tobacco products for youth. E-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, pregnant women or adults who do not currently use tobacco products. Recently, e-cigarette use among youth was
declared an epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General.
Some e-cigarettes are made to look like regular cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some e-cigarettes don’t look like traditional tobacco products—they resemble pens, USB sticks and other everyday items so some youth use them without adults noticing.