Back woods A pre-filled container of cannabis oil or concentrate designed for use with an e-cigarette or vape rig. Vape carts or cartridges are small attachments to a marijuana e-cigarette or vape pen.
E-cigarettes create an aerosol, commonly called vapor, made of particulate matter. The vapor typically contains propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, flavors, and traces of toxicants, carcinogens, heavy metals, and metal nanoparticles. Its exact composition varies, and depends on several factors including user behavior.
The health effects of electronic cigarettes remain uncertain, but they are likely less harmful than smoking tobacco. E-cigarette vapor contains fewer toxic chemicals, in lower concentrations, than cigarette smoke, but also contains harmful chemicals not found in tobacco smoke.
Nicotine is toxic and highly addictive. Young people are particularly susceptible to this, and most (90%) smokers start before the age of 18. Among first-time users 32% of people who try nicotine become addicted. People who vape are more likely to start smoking. For smokers who are unable or unwilling to quit using conventional smoking cessation methods such as NRT, vaping has a role in tobacco harm reduction.