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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).

Teens and young adults vaping

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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Help for parents

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.

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 are not regulated – the amount of nicotine in each product varies. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing has shown that nicotine amounts do not always match the labeling.

It is still unknown if e-cigarettes are safe. Levels of carcinogens and toxicants are lower in e-cigarettes than in traditional cigarettes. Further research is needed to determine health-related effects.
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
Call the New York State Smokers' Quitline, 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487), or contact us here.
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