What are vapes?

Vapes are electronic devices that heat a liquid that usually contains nicotine, flavorings, and other chemicals that produce an aerosol, or mix of small particles in the air.

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What do you know about vaping?

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What do vapes produce?

2 / 5

Research has found _________ can worsen anxiety symptoms and feelings of depression.

3 / 5

_____________, scars in lungs like chemical burns, and lung damage can all occur because of vaping.

4 / 5

5,000 puffs = ____ packs of cigarettes worth of nicotine.

5 / 5

If I use a vape a certain way I won’t get addicted.

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Myth

Vapes don’t have as much nicotine as a cigarette.

Fact

Some vapes that claim to be nicotine free actually use a form of synthetic nicotine. It’s still nicotine.

Myth

It’s just nicotine or THC in the juice. There are no other chemicals.

Fact

Vapes are an aerosol. Certain chemicals have to be in any liquid that is vaped in order for it to work properly. Additional chemicals are created once the liquid is heated, like formaldehyde.

Myth

If I use a certain way I won’t get addicted.

Fact

Whether vaping nicotine or weed, vape devices are designed to deliver high amounts of the drug. These high doses along with frequent use of vapes means a greater chance for becoming addicted.

Myth

It’s safer than smoking cigarettes or weed.

Fact

It’s not safer, it’s different. Popcorn lung, scars in lungs like chemical burns, and lung damage can all occur because of vaping. Vaping can decrease lung capacity making everyday tasks like walking up stairs challenging.

If you see someone who may be overdosing on drugs, immediately call 911!

Remember Good Samaritan Law

Don’t be afraid to call 911 if you’re at a party where drugs are present, and/or you are under the influence of drugs. You cannot get in trouble because you are protected by the Good Samaritan Law. The Good Samaritan Law allows people to call 911 to get help for others who are overdosing without fear of being arrested for having or using drugs.

Save someone from nicotine addiction

Vaping nicotine or marijuana doesn’t matter, vaping changes everything.

Want to learn more about how to quit? Text DITCHVAPE to 88709

My Life My Quit: Free and confidential way to quit vaping or smoking. Text “Start My Quit” to 36072 to get started.

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Prevent the worst, put yourself first.

➥ Vaping can decrease lung capacity making everyday tasks like walking up stairs challenging.

➥ Popcorn lung, scars in lungs like chemical burns, and lung damage can all occur because of vaping.

 

Sources: NIDA, CDC, SAMHSA