Editor’s note: The following information is from the Bluegrass Prevention Center, which serves Harrison County.
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals. The e-cigarettes turn chemicals, including highly addictive nicotine, into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user.
Most e-cigarettes are manufactured to look like conventional cigarettes, cigars or pipes. Some resemble everyday items such as ballpoint pens, USB memory sticks or markers.