Don't let nicotine get in the way of your goals.
If you’re thinking about quitting or ready to quit – we are here to help.
Want to get info and support to quit vaping?
You can join for free by texting VAPEFREE to 873373
This confidential program for teens ages 13-17 shares proven strategies to quit and text messages from others like you who are trying to quit or successfully quit vaping.
Stress and anxiety can trigger nicotine cravings and make it harder to quit smoking, vaping and chewing.
Check out these tips to deal with stress instead:
- Take deep breaths.
- Go for a walk.
- Do things that make you happy, like basketball or drawing.
- Talk to an adult you trust, like a counselor or a health care provider.
Create your plan to quit
It’s typical to feel anxious or moody when you quit nicotine.
Talk to a health care provider or an adult you trust if these feelings are overwhelming or continue for more than two weeks.
Know the risks of nicotine
Tobacco and nicotine products can contain toxic metals and cancer-causing chemicals found in car exhaust, gasoline and antifreeze. These chemicals don’t belong in your body.
Toxic chemicals like acetaldehyde and formaldehyde are known to cause cancer and have been found in vapes. In addition, when vapes heat up, even more toxic chemicals are formed. People who vape aren’t breathing in harmless water vapor.
More Resources for You
Under age 18?
While you can’t enroll in Alaska’s Tobacco Quit Line coaching sessions until you are 18, a quit coach can send you a quit kit with information about quitting smoking, vaping or chewing. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or text “READY” to 34191.
Not Buying It on Instagram
Follow our messages on Instagram for more facts and information. @notbuyingit.alaska
Ready to quit chewing tobacco?
Text SPIT to 222888 to get daily text messages that will help you quit chewing.
Quitting can be tough, but you can do it.
Nicotine addiction can look different from person to person. Even if you only use tobacco or vapes once in a while, you can be addicted. Check out additional info from Smokefree Teen.
Choose to live Indigenous and free
Choose to live Indigenous and Free with ANTHC
Check out these vaping resources from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.
Native Strong. Vape-free.
The Next Legends campaign provides facts about vaping and resources for Alaska Native and American Indian teens.