Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) include a variety of electronic products, including USB drive devices, electronic cigarettes and MODS as well as disposable electronic cigarettes. These devices are not regulated and have limited data to show they are effective for cessation purposes. Since these devices are unregulated, the consumer is using a device with no knowledge of what is being inhaled into the system.
This presentation will explore the epidemic by helping the participant understand the different devices available as well as the marketing of these devices to vulnerable populations. The presentation will also discuss findings of what additives are included in the systems and an overall overview of the current epidemic. Currently, the Federal government as well as local state governments are exploring the best approach to combat the issue of electronic delivery systems. Since the topic is evolving each day, the presentation will provide the most up to date information on the burden as well as the community impact and community actions occurring for the epidemic.
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