E-cigarettes are known by many different names, including e-cigs, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), alternative nicotine delivery systems (ANDS), e-hookahs, mods, vape pens, vaporizers, vapes and tank systems.
Even though e-cigarettes do not contain any tobacco, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies them as “tobacco” products.
E-cigarettes are available in many shapes and sizes. E-cigarettes can look like cigarettes, cigars, pipes, pens, USB flash drives, or may be in other forms.
E-cigarettes include a battery that turns the device on, a heating element that heats the e-liquid and turns it into a vapor, a cartridge or tank that holds the e-liquid, and a mouthpiece or opening used to inhale the vapor.