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Tobacco use has been on the decline for decades. Unfortunately, much of the work to curb traditional cigarette smoking rates is being threatened by the rise in vaping among youth. While some view vaping as a less harmful form of nicotine use or even as a way to stop smoking, much is still unknown on the long-term adverse effects vaping has on a person’s health. Chemicals contained in the aerosols produced by vaping are known to be carcinogenic. Vaping is NOT risk free and is not an FDA approved form of smoking cessation.

If you are currently using tobacco or nicotine products, including vapes, there are numerous resources to help you be free from nicotine. The first ever text-based vaping cessation resource launched this year called This is Quitting. Simply text DITCHJUUL to 88709 to begin receiving help today. Other free services to obtain tools, tips and resources to quit include the national tobacco Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW and for Illinois residents, the Illinois Tobacco Quitline at 1-866-QUIT-YES.

Nicotine/Vaping Resources

Nicotine/Vaping Awareness Campaign

Nicotine/Vaping Awareness Campaign - This campaign aims to provide up-to-date and accurate information around the potential risks and known health effects of engaging in vaping as well as use of nicotine products. - Local, State, and now national tobacco laws continue to change rapidly. This website will provide you with information on those updates so you can remain compliant.