Smoking or vaping make people more vulnerable to contracting respiratory infections because it damages lung tissue. Learn more about prevention programs in these resource links:
Know the Risks
Vaping devices make an aerosol that can contain nicotine, metal and other toxins known to cause cancer.
Nicotine can re-wire your brain for addiction to other tobacco products and substances.
Nicotine can make you feel anxious, irritable, and create cravings that have the potential to control your life.
Nicotine is a poison and a highly addictive drug that can harm your developing brain.
Mental health resources that can #BeTheDifference when you need it most.
9-8-8 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides free, confidential support 24/7 to people in suicide crisis or mental health distress across the United States. Call 9-8-8 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for support.
The SAMHSA National Helpline is a free, confidential information service that provides treatment and support referrals 24/7 to people facing mental illness and addictions. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) for support.
The Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential support via text message 24/7 to those in crisis situations. Text HOME to 741741 for support.
The Trevor Project provides free, confidential support 24/7 to LGBTQ youth via a helpline, text and online instant messaging system. Call 1-866-488-7386 for support.