Open Access Mini Review

The Roles of the Nurse During the Vaping Crisis

Larider Ruffin*

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Wilmington University, Delaware, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 19, 2019;  Published Date: December 17, 2019


Electronic cigarettes (E-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices that transport a nicotine-containing aerosol or vapor by heating the liquid. The liquid usually contains nicotine, propylene glycol or glycerol, chemicals, and a flavoring agent. Additionally, e-cigarettes are used to vape illicit substances such as cannabis. When the chemicals are heated, they convert to toxic aldehydes that cause lung disorders, inflammation, and upper airway irritation.

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