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About E-Cigarette Devices

Vaping damages youth brain function, lungs, teeth and more. Drop the habit to save yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of vaping.



E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine delivery systems. Most e-cigarettes operate by heating up vaping liquid from a cartridge to produce a harmful aerosol. Users inhale and exhale the aerosol’s dangerous chemicals, putting themselves and bystanders at risk. While most of them are battery-operated or rechargeable, there are disposable e-cigarette options as well. 

E-cigarettes come in various shapes and sizes. Some look like other commercial tobacco products like cigarettes and cigars. Some of the rechargeable e-cigarettes that are most popular with youth look like USB drives, pens and other everyday objects. Mods and tanks are often bulkier than the other types and are more customizable.

These devices are creating a new generation of smokers with serious health problems. E-cigarettes are not safe for youth or adults. 

Some other names for e-cigarettes include:
  • E-Cigs
  • Vape Pens
  • Vapes
  • NicSticks
  • Hookahs
  • Tanks
  • Mods
  • Juuls
What They Look Like


Vaping and e-cigarette devices come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, brands, substances and types.

Generation 1

Disposable E-cigarettes

  • Designed to be used only once
  • Not rechargeable or refillable
  • Discarded once dead or out of e-liquid
  • Mimic the look of traditional cigarettes

Generation 2

E-Cigarettes with Prefilled or Refillable Cartridge  

  • E-liquid is prefilled or refillable with nicotine, cannabis (THC, CBD), flavoring, solvents or other substances
  • Cartridge attaches to a battery pen
  • Cartridge and battery pen purchased separately or in packs

Generation 3

Tanks or Mods  

  • Rechargeable product
  • Modifiable devices (“mods”) allow users to customize the substances in the device

Generation 4

Pod Mods

  • Product with a prefilled or refillable ‘‘pod’’ or pod cartridge with a modifiable (mod) system (“Pod-Mods”)
  • Many shapes, sizes and colors.
  • Common brands include JUUL® and Suorin ®
  • Prefilled pod cartridges that contain nicotine, THC or CBD with or without flavoring.
Why Quit?


Take a deep dive into everything you need to know about the harmful effects of tobacco use, why you should quit the habit and more.