Addiction – Rethink Tobacco
Ditch Vape


  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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Vape is not safer than cigarettes

Witch will it be?

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

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.

It’s a bad trip

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.

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.

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