Acting Hunterdon County Prosecutor Michael J. Williams, Acting Chief of Detectives Frank R. Crisologo, and Hunterdon County Health Department Director Karen B. DeMarco are issuing a public service announcement to warn the public about the dangers of e-cigarettes and vaping. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people not use e-cigarettes or vape devices due to the cases of lung illness associated with their use.
E-cigarettes work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs. These liquids include nicotine, flavorings, and other additives. The e-cigarettes can also be used to ingest THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. E-cigarettes are also called vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).