Drug Prevention

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

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CHEMICALS

Vaping devices make an aerosol that can contain nicotine, metal and other toxins known to cause cancer.

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ADDICTION

Nicotine can re-wire your brain for addiction to other tobacco products and substances.

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MOOD

Nicotine can make you feel anxious, irritable, and create cravings that have the potential to control your life.

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BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

Nicotine is a poison and a highly addictive drug that can harm your developing brain.
  

Crisis

Mental health resources that can #BeTheDifference when you need it most.

National Suicide Prevention LIfeline

The National Suicide Prevention Line provides free, confidential support 24/7 to people in distress across the United States. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for support.

National Helpline

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.

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line provides free, confidential support via text message 24/7 to those in crisis situations. Text HOME to 741741 for support.

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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.