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Vaping and Electronic Cigarette Toxicity Overview and Recommendations (Project VECTOR)

Looking for comprehensive insights into e-cigarette use and its impact on health? Explore the resources provided below, offering recommendations and tools to guide decision-making for both healthcare practitioners and for people who either use, or are thinking of using e-cigarettes. The INTREPID Lab collaborated with international subject matter experts and people with lived experience to develop these evidence-informed recommendations. The recommendations are based on the best available published and expert evidence at the time of resource development (March 2024).


Health Effects of E-Cigarette Use: Guidance and Recommendations 

This document provides a comprehensive overview of the health impacts of e-cigarette use in four areas: cancer, cardiovascular health, dependence, and respiratory health. This resource also includes clinical considerations for topics with more limited evidence, including adolescent health, bone health, fetal health, oral and dental health, and otolaryngology. 

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Summary of Recommendations ​

Developed for healthcare practitioners, this resource provides an overview of the recommendations and consideration statements on the health impacts of e-cigarette use. ​

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Pathways to a Smoke-Free Life Decision Map ​

Unsure about where to start with the quitting smoking process? This decision map can help people who are looking to quit smoking navigate the different options available, including e-cigarettes as a smoking cessation aid. This resource is for anyone thinking of quitting, including for the first time, or those who have already made previous attempts.

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How Does Vaping Affect Me? 

This factsheet provides a visual description of the known health effects associated with the use of e-cigarettes, including impacts on the heart, lungs, brain, and more. 

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FAQs about Vaping

Is vaping safe? Is vaping worse than smoking? Is vaping addictive? This resource provides answers to these, and other frequently asked questions about e-cigarettes and vaping. Information on health effects and tips for reducing harm are included. 

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Harm Reduction Tips

Developed for people who vape, this resource provides suggestions and practical tips on how to minimize the health impacts of e-cigarette use.  

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