Taking Care of You Starts When Vaping Ends

Whether it’s nicotine, marijuana, or flavors, vaping is bad news. Since August 2019, there have been hundreds of reported cases of vaping-associated lung injuries. It’s serious. We’re talking about symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath, nausea and vomiting, and fever. It’s so bad that some people are ending up hospitalized—and in some extreme cases, people have died.

While this is an emerging and ongoing situation, we know enough now to tell you this: To stay safe and healthy, ditch all vapor products. Vapor products – also known as JUULs, e-cigarettes, e-cigs, vapes, e-hookahs, vape pens, mods, tanks, or electronic nicotine delivery systems – can contain nicotine, marijuana (THC or CBD), or other substances like flavoring agents or other chemicals. No matter what name you use, they’re harmful for your lungs. And marijuana comes with its own set of health risks—like impacts to your brain development and memory.

Don’t let fruity flavorings fool you—because it’s never worth sacrificing your health.

If you or someone you know needs help quitting, there are options.

  • Washington Recovery Helpline: Free help with substance abuse. Call 1-866-789-1511 or visit warecoveryhelpline.org for 24/7 anonymous and confidential support.
  • 2Morrow Health: A free smartphone app to help teens and young adults quit vaping. Visit DOH.WA.GOV/QUIT and follow the registration prompts to access an activation code and password.
  • Washington State Tobacco Quitline: Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit Quit Now to talk with a quit coach.
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