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What is Vaping?

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What is Vaping?

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for water vapor, that actually consists of fine particles. Many of these particles contain varying amounts of toxic chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, as well as respiratory and heart disease.

(excerpt from Addiction Center)

Strategies / Techniques for Handling Hot Topics

hot topicsConducting academic research on hot topics can be tricky.

Make sure you:

  • choose your sources carefully (avoid misinformation) and understand the author's intentions and/or bias.
  • stick to the facts and logic in your own argument or discussion
  • recognize the emotional aspect of dealing with controversial topics

For more information, visit the Media Literacy Research Guide.

Narrowing Topics for ECigarettes

  • Are e-cigarettes safe?
  • Are e-cigarettes a safe and effective method for smoking cessation?
  • How are e-cigarettes going to be regulated and why?
  • What are the advantages of e-cigarettes over tobacco?
  • Should employers ban e-cigarettes in the workplace?
  • What are the effects of e-cigarette vapor on indoor air quality?
  • Can electronic devices curb tobacco use?

(excerpt from Boward College)

Boward College- e-cigarettes

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Topics Relating to Tobacco Use and Vaping

  • COPD
  • Cigarette Smoke / 2nd Hand Smoke
  • Smoking Ban in Public Places
  • Lung and Mouth Cancer
  • Danger of Smoking for the Mother and the Fetus
  • Costs Associated with Smoking Tobacco Products
  • Addiction to Nicotine
  • Social Smoking
  • Peer Pressure to Smoke
  • Increased Tobacco Taxes

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