Addiction – Rethink Tobacco

Ditch JUUL

QUIT VAPING! Keep it low key. We can help.

Text DITCH JUUL to 88709 to quit. The FREE 24/7 texting service is for anyone who wants to kick vape. It’s anonymous, and it’s totally on your schedule. Text for tips and encouragement from people who’ve been where you are.

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  1. Brain damage is irreversible
  2. Loss of brain function
  3. Addicted before you know it
  4. Gateway to smoking
  5. Toxic chemicals and metals
  6. Weak immune system
  7. Nicotine overload
  8. Blood vessel damage

Know the Vape Risks

1. Causes irreversible brain damage: The part of the brain that’s responsible for decision making and impulse control is not yet fully developed until age 25. Teens and young adults are at risk for long-lasting effects including nicotine addiction, mood disorders, and permanent lowering of impulse control.

2. Causes attention and learning problems: Nicotine also changes the way synapses are formed, which can harm the parts of the brain that control attention and learning.

3. Nicotine in vape is highly addictive: Each time a new memory is created or a new skill is learned, stronger connections – or synapses – are built between brain cells. Young people’s brains build synapses faster than adult brains. Because addiction is a form of learning, adolescents can get addicted more easily than adults.

4. Gateway to smoking: Kids who vape are 4x more likely to start smoking which can lead to a lifetime of nicotine addiction.

5. Toxic chemicals and metals: E-cigarette aerosol isn’t harmless water vapor – it can contain toxic chemicals and metals.

6. Weakens immune system: Vaping weakens the immune system, increasing susceptibility to all kinds of illnesses and infections.

7. Nicotine overload: Teens may not realize the level of nicotine they are inhaling. For example, 1 JUUL pod = 20 cigarettes worth of nicotine.

8. Blood vessel damage: Vape that contains nicotine can increase blood pressure and heart rate and cause arteries to stiffen up. That means a higher risk for a cardiovascular event (think heart attack).

  1. US National Library of Medicine
  2. Surgeon General
  3. Surgeon General
  4. US National Library of Medicine
  5. National Academies of Science, Engineering, & Medicine
  6. US National Library of Medicine
  7. The Truth
  8. MedPage Today & American Heart Association
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No more monkey

Yeah, it was time. I quit smoking. It just got to be so much about the next tobacco fix. Like an annoying monkey on my back all the time. I tried cold turkey and that DIDN'T work, so I called the SD QuitLine. No more addiction, no more monkey. Smoke-free for five months. It's an amazing feeling! If you are ready to quit, call the SD QuitLine at 1.866.SD-QUITS or visit

Monkey Brain

OTHERWISE KNOWN AS YOUR SCREAMING TOBACCO ADDICTION! A constant, annoying distraction...seems to run your life, not to mention stunting brain growth. Want your freedom and your brain back? Make it stop! Call the QuitLine NOW.
  1. CDC

Crushed it.

Share this Monkey Butt and tell us how U crushed your tobacco habit!

Maybe send the monk to a friend who u know wants to quit too. BTW You Rock!

Dumb and dumber…

Fact: Nicotine prevents brain growth. Adolescent's brains are still growing. Using nicotine is like self inflicting brain damage. Fact: Nicotine disrupts the formation of brain circuits that control attention, learning and susceptibility to addiction. Stupid AND addicted is just how the tobacco companies want their customers to be.
  1. CDC's ENDS Key Facts

Looks like somebody’s trying to tell you something :-)

Take a look on the back of any pack of cigarettes or can of chew and you'll find these warnings. They represent the deadly truth about the dangers of using tobacco products. Tobacco companies are required by law to publish them on their product packages. They're hoping you'll just ignore them and just go along with their advertising hype instead. Will you? Tobacco. Rethink it. Seriously.

Witch will it be?

It was a dark stormy night—smoke was in the air—the moon was out and I started coughing—got to thinking—this stinking tobacco habit makes me tired. So witch will it be? Smoking, coughing, hacking up a lung OR freedom from tobacco addiction and the monkey witch? To get rid of the tobacco curse, call the QuitLine: 1.866.SD-QUITS. Bwahahahaha!

In the trash

HEY TOBACCO USERS, ever been so disgusted with your habit, you just up and threw all your tobacco stuff in the trash… only to have your annoying addiction nag you into going to get more? WORSE YET, ever dive back into the trash can, because your monkey “changed your mind” for you? Hey, it happens. Not to worry.

NEXT TIME TRY THIS: Trash your addiction monkey instead. Because THAT’S what you really have to lose. There will always be more tobacco…the point is, it doesn’t have to be YOUR tobacco. Just say, “I can live without it.” Need help? Call us at 1.866.SD-QUITS.


Doesn’t this Monkey just make you sick? He stinks too. And the screaming for another tobacco fix hour after hour... Whoa. Lose the monkey. Call the QuitLine, we can help with this. 1.866.SD-QUITS

It’s a bad trip

When your mind and body want that next nicotine fix, it’s hard to focus on anything else. It’s a bad trip, any way you look at it. And until you quit, it ain’t gonna get any better. So, how about right now? Get the monkey off your back. Give us a call at 1.866.SD-QUITS. We’ll help you get your head straight.

It’s Monkey time!

Is this what it feels like when you’ve gone too long between cigarettes? Are you one of those people who say “Hey, I can quit any time...” until you can’t?

Give us a call at 1.866.SD-QUITS. We can help with that.

It’s monkey time…every 20 minutes

This guy calls you every 20 minutes or so scream’n for a tobacco fix. Every day, every night, every year. Stinky clothes, stinky breath, kill’n your health. Are you tired of the monkey routine yet? When it’s time, take control. We can help. 1.866.SD-QUITS

And what’s worse…

Once the tobacco companies get you, they own you for life. A Philip Morris executive was quoted as saying that: ”Students are tremendously loyal. If you catch them, they’ll stick with you like glue.”

If you're thinking about trying tobacco, think again. There are much better things to do with your life.
  1. American Legacy Foundation


Wanna zap your tobacco addiction?
Lose that monkey?
Boom! Call on GoatZilla!
…or wait… better yet… Call the South Dakota QuitLine.
(…because…well, um…we don’t exactly have permission to publish the ‘Zillster’s number.) 😉

4 sure…

When you and your buds are ready to quit tobacco for good, we’ve got the number. Could be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. Call now. 1.866.SD-QUITS

It’s Monkey Time

In a world where nothing seems real because the tick, tick, tick of your tobacco addiction runs your life, it’s good to know there’s still a way out. Call 1.866.SD-QUITS and we’ll take you there.


Besides harming your good health, tobacco addiction steals all your time. You can’t do anything ’till you get that next tobacco fix. Want that Monkey off your back? Give us a call at 1.866.SD-QUITS.

Lose It

If you use tobacco, you know the feeling. Once that craving kicks in, you can’t think of anything else. Tired of losing concentration every few minutes? Lose your addiction instead. 1.866.SD-QUITS.

Monkey On Your Back

Tobacco cravings jam your brain circuits making it almost impossible to focus on anything except your next nicotine fix. Don’t let Big Tobacco own your head. Make the call. 1.866.SD-QUITS.

Smoking more than one pack of cigarettes per day 

during pregnancy nearly


that the affected child will become

addicted to tobacco if that child starts smoking.