Jefferson County ACT Facts | March 2022

What is in a vape cartridge?

Vaping is not safe for teens and young adults, as the brain is still developing during this state of life.


Vaping is not just water vapor.

  • Vape cartridges contain nicotine, flavored liquid, and unknown chemicals
  • THC vape cartridges contain unknown amounts of THC, including marijuana concentrates that are four times stronger than the "top shelf" marijuana
  • THC vape cartridges have been found in Jefferson County

Vape cartridges in Iowa and elsewhere have also been found to be laced with fentanyl.

  • Fentanyl is a highly dangerous synthetic opioid and can be deadly in very small doses
  • Fentanyl is the leading cause of death in the United States for people age 18-45

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