While modern electronic cigarettes (ECIG) were invented as an effective alternate method for nicotine delivery, the unregulated cannabis industry and recreational drug consumers adopted them for their culture acceptability and concealability. Absent strong, clear federal regulations, the ECIG industry rapidly expanded product types and e-liquid formulations. E-liquids contain chemicals considered safe for oral consumption, creating an aura of safety for consumers. While the E-cigarette, or Vaping Product, Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) epidemic exposed the toxic nature of vaping, the ECIG industry has facilitated the public consumption of recreational drugs.
Detailed Learning Objectives
- Attendees will receive a greater understanding of electronic cigarettes and the chemicals in e-liquid formulations.
- Attendees will learn how the ECIG industry has facilitated the public consumption of recreational drugs.
- Attendees will gain an increased awareness of the effects and complications correlated with vaping.
Certification of Completion