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Smoking Cessation Toolkit: Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) Information

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) are battery-operated devices that produce an aerosol (vapor) instead of smoke. ENDS are often referred to as: e-cigarettes, vape pens, personal vaporizers, e-hookahs, e-pipes, e-cigars, and products that closely resemble a USB flash drive among other names.


Food and Drug Administration

This resource outlines information on ENDS including what they look like, statistics about ENDS usage, FDA regulations of ENDS, and manufacturing and sales information.

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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new enforcement actions and a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop youth use of, and access to, JUUL and other e-cigarettes
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The webpage from the CDC Office on Smoking and Health discusses Key Facts about ENDS including a review of information from a number of studies.

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US Surgeon General

Know the Facts is a resource from the US Surgeon General’s office outlining general information about the use of E-cigarettes. The site also describes how the use of E-cigarettes has grown dramatically over the last few years.

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Scholarly Articles

Hartmann-Boyce J, McRobbie H, Bullen C, Begh R, Stead LF, Hajek P. Electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016, Issue 9. Art. No.: CD010216. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010216.pub3.

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Rigotti NA. e-Cigarette use and subsequent tobacco use by adolescents: new evidence about a potential risk of e-cigarettes. JAMA. 2015;314(7):673-674.

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