Creating a Plan to Quit Vaping

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what's in a vape?

E-liquid contains a mixture of four main ingredients: chemical flavourings, nicotine, vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol.

When you vape, the e-liquid gets changed into an aerosol containing liquid droplets (which is what you inhale).

Through the heating and vaporization process, new toxic chemicals are created including formaldehyde, actealdeyde and tobacco-specific nitrosamines (these are known to cause cancer). Other components of the e-cigarette vapour include trace metals, volatile organic compounds, phenolic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and tobacco alkaloids.

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the health effects

Vaping is linked to negative health impacts throughout the body including:
  • respiratory (chronic cough, throat irritation, exacerbation of asthma and other respiratory diseases such as COPD), injury to the airways, reduced lung function
  • cardiovascular (increase heart rate, increased risk of cardiovascular disease)
  • neurological (headaches, irritability, anxiety, dependence and insomnia)

The longterm health risks of using vapes are not known.

Using vapes can lead to nicotine addiction

When you go a period of time without vaping, you may experience cravings and other withdrawal symptoms. This can make it hard to stop using.
Some vapes contain nicotine salts which deliver very high concentrations of the drug.

Do you Smoke Cigarettes?

To reduce health risks, it is important to try to quit smoking regular cigarettes as soon as possible. If you are vaping in place of smoking cigarettes, switch completely to vapes. [When you're ready then you can move on to quitting vapes as well in order to protect your health.]

Quit Tips

  • Mindfully make over your routine by doing something different. This can be helpful when you notice a craving.
  • During breaktimes at school or work, mindfully choose another activity to engage in that you do not associate with vaping.
  • Never underestimate the power of taking a deep breath. A few deep breaths when you notice a craving can help you relax and defeat a craving.
  • Text or call a friend when you notice a craving.
  • Take a mindful nature walk.
  • Drinking water can help reduce cravings and manage withdrawal symptoms. Plus you get all of the health benefits of drinking water!
  • Plan in advance for how you will deal with cravings when they arise. This will help keep you focused and motivated on your mission.
  • Cravings can be viewed as an obstacle on your path or an opportunity to showcase your growth on the journey. Having a plan in place before you start the journey will help maximize your success.

You do not need to navigate this process alone. Talking to a health professional or a quit coach to develop your personal quit-vaping plan can really help you successfully quit and stay vapefree.

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Quash app to Quit Vaping

Get this free mobile app from the Lung Health Foundation which provides support and motivation to quit.

Information from Health Canada

Connect with factual information about the health risks of vaping, product regulations, and additional background info.

Vaping Prevention

Resources for parents and teachers to prevent vaping among youth.