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Regulating Toxic Vapor

A policy guide to electronic smoking devices

Fact Sheet
Tobacco Prevention

Electronic smoking devices, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices used to inhale a vaporized solution that frequently contains nicotine.

The increasing popularity of electronic smoking devices, combined with loopholes in existing tobacco control laws, threatens to renormalize tobacco use and expose bystanders to hazardous carcinogens and compounds.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this policy guide to provide information about the public health concerns related to electronic smoking devices, the steps that have been taken to regulate electronic smoking devices, and what additional measures communities can take to limit access to and the availability of electronic smoking devices.