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Electronic Cigarettes & Vaping

Latest NewsElectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are electronic devices that produce an aerosol by heating a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals to help make the aerosol. Users inhale this aerosol into their lungs.

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol (often called vapor) produced by an e-cigarette or similar battery-powered device.

Many e-cigarettes contain harmful or potentially harmful substances, and it is difficult to know what each individual product contains. E-cigarette use pose a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in our communities. E-cigarettes can cause long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health and increase the possibility of nicotine addiction. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks.

It is important to prevent harm to youth and young adults from e-cigarettes. Take action now by talking with your children or other young people you know about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

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Stop Illegal Dumping in Morris County

Together we can stop illegal dumping in Morris County. Public lands all over Morris County are being used as dumping grounds.

Litter, garbage bags, tires, televisions, electronic waste, appliances, yard waste, and construction debris are being dumped and threatening our local environment, animals and the public. This dumping detracts from the natural beauty of our public lands; it decreases property value, and costs the citizens of New Jersey tax dollars to clean up.

View a list of sites where you can dispose of your waste properly to protect Morris County’s environment.

Opioid Epidemic

image of pills and other opiatesThe Opioid epidemic in New Jersey is recognized as a public health crisis. Find resources to help end this crisis and save lives at www.reachnj.gov.

To see the impact of opioid usage in New Jersey, visit NJCares.gov, a real-time dashboard of opioid-related data and information.