NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and for the first time ever, the Drug Enforcement Administration is taking vaping devices.

Unwanted e-cigarettes and cartridges will now be accepted along with unwanted, unused or expired prescription medications.

The DEA made the change in the wake of increase vaping-related illnesses and deaths nationwide.

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Law enforcement agencies are staffing thousands of collection sites around the country for the take-back event.

To find a collection site, visit takebackday.dea.gov.

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