The Abuse of E-Cigs, the Impact On Criminal Justice

The Abuse of E-Cigs, the Impact On Criminal Justice

E-cigarettes are used as alternatives to traditional cigarettes, for recreational activity, and as a delivery device for other licit or illicit drugs. This forum discussed the problem to public health/criminal justice, how e-cigs work, and other research.

They are filled with a variety of refill formulations (e-liquids) that are typically comprised of nicotine, water, propylene glycol (PG), and glycerin (VG). Many of these e-liquids also contain a variety of flavoring and coloring agents, making them conceivably more appealing to a younger population of smokers. An analytical methodology to analyze the e-cigarettes, e-liquids and the aerosol generated by the devices was developed to characterize the abuse potential in this growing industry.

Funding for this Forensic Technology Center of Excellence event has been provided by the National Institute of Justice.

A certificate of completion is available for all who register and attend this webinar.

Michelle R. Peace, Ph.D.

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