What to know about vaping

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The use of vaping products by today's youth constitutes a public health emergency. That's why Spectrum Health has compiled these resources for parents, educators and the community. If you would like to learn more about Spectrum Health vaping education presentations or smoking cessation classes, please email

Vaping refers to the practice of inhaling an aerosolized combination of chemicals and addictive substances such as nicotine through an e-cigarette, vape pen or other commercially available product. These devices heat a prepared liquid or "juice" into a vapor that is inhaled. The chemicals in the vapor enter the body's bloodstream through the lungs in the same process that nicotine is introduced through traditional smoking.