Vaping Information

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

These devices (commonly called electronic cigarettes) are metal or plastic tubes that contain a cartridge filled with liquid that is vaporized by a battery-powered heating element. The devices heat and vaporize a solution that typically contains nicotine; the aerosol is inhaled by the user when they draw on the device. The user then exhales a cloud of aerosol which includes toxins and other pollutants, much like secondhand smoke from a cigarette.
The aerosol contains nicotine and ultrafine particles, including metals and chemicals such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, and Toluene which are known carcinogens.
Reference: Connecticut Department of Public Health - ENDS Fact Sheet

Additional Information about Smoking and Tobacco use can be found on the Connecticut Department of Public Health website

SHS Vaping Assembly

Part 1 - High School Principal Mr. Cotzin

Part 2 - Social Worker Mrs. Williams

Part 3 - Officer Craig Jones