Need a Vaping Reality Check?
Vaping may be costing you more than you think. Knowing more can help you decide what to do about it.
Create Your Quit Plan
Having a plan can increase your chances of quitting vaping. Create your own quit plan to stay on track and handle challenges.
Tips to Deal with Stress Without Vaping
You may vape to handle stress, but it’s not a healthy way to deal with your feelings. Try these tips to handle stress without reaching for your vape.
Stop and Breathe
Pause whatever you’re doing to focus on breathing deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Move Your Body
Getting active releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Try yoga, taking a walk, or hitting the gym.
Reach Out to Loved Ones
Get support from the people in your life who make you feel good about yourself and want to help you stay vape-free.
Care for Yourself
Help your body keep your stress level down by eating well, drinking lots of water, and getting enough sleep.
Vaping hurts every part of you: mind, body, and spirit. Some of these facts might surprise you.
Most vapes contain nicotine.
Nicotine exposure during adolescence can harm the developing brain – which continues to develop until about age 25. Even vapes that are marketed as nicotine-free may still contain nicotine.
Vaping is extremely addictive.
Nicotine can rewire your brain, making you crave more of it. Even if you vape only once in a while you can become addicted and have a hard time quitting.
Vaping leads to smoking cigarettes.
Young people who vape are more likely to start smoking cigarettes compared to those who don’t vape.
Vaping can damage your lungs.
Vaping exposes your lungs to toxic particles and other chemicals that cause cancer.
Vaping can deliver toxic metals into your lungs.
Vapes don’t just produce “water vapor.” The aerosol you inhale when vaping can contain some of the same toxic metals found in cigarette smoke, like lead, nickel, and chromium.
Vapes cause harm to the environment too.
When you throw away your vape it can leak harmful chemicals into the environment. Plus, disposable vapes can pile up quickly.