Truth Initiative is America's largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past.
Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey (TFHNJ) is New Jersey’s largest collaborative effort to reduce the health consequences of tobacco use — including vaping — and the harm from secondhand smoke exposure through prevention, education and cessation in all 21 counties, including 11 Quit Centers.
The New Jersey Quitline (NJQL) is a free telephone program dedicated to help NJ Residents quit using tobacco products. The NJQL has 30 years of experience of providing behavior change support and helps over 1,000 lives per day. This website includes resources and tools to support your decision to quit tobacco. You do not have to quit alone. Call or click today to find out how easy it is to talk with a quit coach.
English and Spanish Quit Coaches are available and interpreters for additional languages can be arranged.
Facts about Vaping:
- Calling it a vape is misleading because it’s actually an aerosol.
- When a vape pen is heated and its contents inhaled, it produces something that looks like vapor, but is actually an aerosol much like hairspray.
- False marketing has people believing it is only water-vapor. If you actually inhaled water into your lungs, you would cough and/or choke.
- The aerosol content of a vape is made up of tiny particles of chemicals that cause more damage to the lungs than traditional cigarettes.
- Vaping is illegal for anyone under age 21
- Although many substances can be vaped, teens and young adults most commonly vape flavored e-liquids with nicotine or marijuana (THC).
- Vapes contain HIGH levels of nicotine. 1 pod is approximately equal to 1 to 2 packs of cigarettes.
- Nicotine is HIGHLY addictive, even more so for teens.
- It is now widely recognized that vaping is unhealthy and dangerous.
- The more immediate health effects include coughing and wheezing, behavioral and mood changes, headaches, seizures, vomiting and potential severe lung injury.
- Vaping also negatively affects teens’ attention and learning, impulse control in a way that can affect them in school, sports and social situations.
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