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Nicotine negatively impacts brain development. If you are under the age of 18, it becomes harder to quit the longer you vape. Smoking and vaping can cause breathing issues, especially when active or playing a sport.

The best decision you can make is not to start vaping at all. But if you already have, there is support to help you quit.

Nicotine and the Developing Brain

  • Because of the brain development occurring during adolescence, teens can become dependent on nicotine much faster than adults. 
  • Nicotine affects key brain receptors, making it more likely young people will become addicted.
  • Vaping is linked with higher levels of ADHD symptoms.
  • Smoking during the teen years can also harm memory.

Important Note on Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Please note that the FDA has not approved cessation medications for those under 18. If you’ve been thinking that nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) might help you stop vaping, speak to your pediatrician about the possibility of getting a prescription. Talk to your healthcare provider today to get on the path to quitting for good.

Build Your Quit Plan

Are you ready to start today? Choose a date and stick with it.

Write down all your reasons for quitting

  • Your health
  • To be free
  • To save money
  • To do better in school and sports
  • To help the environment
  • To help my future

Write down all your triggers that might make quitting harder.

  • Social situations like parties, hanging with friends, going out to eat
  • Downtime or feeling bored
  • Walking or driving
  • Having withdrawal symptoms
  • Feeling anxious
  • Being alone

Choose strategies to get you past your triggers and on the path to quitting for good.

  • Quit with a friend
  • Talk to parents or sibling about your choice
  • Chat with a quit counselor
  • Ask for help from a healthcare professional
  • Drink a glass of water
  • Go for a walk or for some exercise
Ready to quit? Get started here.
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