The Truth Initiative reports that 1 in 4 high schoolers vaped last year, and more than half of those who regularly use e-cigarettes or other forms of smoking have tried to quit. This is where you can make a difference in their life.

How to Help

Whether it’s vaping or smoking cigarettes, knowing how to help guide youth away from the path of addiction will help them lead a healthy, fulfilling life.

If you think or know someone who vapes or smokes you can…

The Impact of Vaping and Nicotine Use

According to the CDC, scientists are still learning the long-term impacts of vaping on teens and their overall health. Studies on nicotine, however, show harmful effects on…


Physical Health

  • Dizziness and headaches
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung disease
  • Heart attack
  • Reproductive complications
  • Underdeveloped synapses in the brain

Emotional & Mental Health

  • Difficulty expressing emotions
  • Higher risk of depression and anxiety


  • Loss of interest in other activities
  • Difficulty forming relationships without the expectation of nicotine use
  • Decreased sex drive

The CDC reports that e-cigarettes are especially harmful because of the prevalence of chemicals and substances in addition to nicotine; for instance flavorings such as diacetyl (linked to lung disease) and heavy metals such as nickel, tin, and lead.

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