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VAPING & E-CIGARETTES Quitting, resources, facts

Thinking about quitting vaping?

Triggers and motivation

Knowing what makes you want to vape — or triggers, and why you want to quit can be a good place to start.

When you know your triggers you can plan for situations that may be difficult when you first quit. Like stress or people vaping or smoking around you.

And knowing why you want to quit - like feeling better or saving money - can help keep you motivated if you feel like vaping.


Talk with your friends and family about why quitting vaping is important to you. And ask for their support.

Do you have family or friends who vape or smoke? Try talking with them about not doing it around you or even quitting with you. Having someone to quit with can be great motivation and support.


Medications like the nicotine patch, gum, or lozenge can help with nicotine withdrawal and improve your chances of quitting.

Help to quit

Free, confidential, evidence-based help to quit smoking, vaping, or tobacco for New Yorkers.

New habits

Create new habits or routines. What can you do instead of vaping? Play a game on your phone, read, exercise. Find something you like to do, use this as a way to distract yourself, and gradually create a new routine to replace vaping.

Choosing a quit date

Pick a date you want to quit. Try choosing a date in the next two weeks. Enough time to prepare, but not so much that you put it off!


Be patient with yourself. If you slip up, keep trying. Each time you quit can be like practice. What worked? What didn't?

And ask for help. Talk with your support network — family, friends, a Quit Coach, or your health care provider.



Text “DROPTHEVAPE” to 88709 to join This Is Quitting, a free texting support program for help with quitting vaping for teens and young adults (ages 13-24).

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Text “QUIT” to 202-899-7550 to receive daily advice to help youth quit.

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Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

How to talk with your children about e-cigarettes.

Other resources

Resource Guice for Youth and Young Adult Nicotine Use and Cessation  |   New York State-specific, national resources.

If you are concerned at all with your vaping device or products or just want more information, contact

Anyone experiencing symptoms who uses vape products should contact their healthcare provider immediately. Healthcare providers should report possible cases to the local poison control center (1-800-222-1222).

More about vaping and e-cigarettes

What is an e-cigarette or vaping device?
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine through vapor, often flavored. They are made to feel like you are inhaling tobacco smoke, without the burning that occurs when lighting a traditional, tobacco-based cigarette.
Are e-cigarettes safer than smoking?
E-cigarettes contain fewer toxic chemicals than regular cigarettes - which have over 7,000 chemicals in their smoke - but vaping is still not safe.

E-cigarette vapor or aerosol can contain heavy metals like lead, tin, and nickel. E-cigarettes also contain carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals).

That means vaping can increase your risk of heart disease, lung cancer, and asthma attacks. 1, 2
Will they help me quit?
If you’re looking to quit smoking, we suggest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) – patches, gum, lozenges, sprays, and inhalers, or non-nicotine medications like varenicline (Chantix®) or Bupropion (Zyban).

These medications, combined with individual or group counseling, have been shown to be the most successful ways to quit.

There are not enough study results or industry regulations for safe e-cigarette use and the evidence is mixed on using e-cigarettes for quitting!

It’s important that you talk with a healthcare provider when considering alternatives to smoking.
For help with nicotine addiction
Text, chat, or call 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) the New York State Smokers' Quitline. Or request for us to contact you. You CAN quit. We can help.

Last updated 9/15/2023 3:55 PM
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