It's a Fact

Be Vape Savvy

The aerosol from e-cigarettes is not harmless. It can contain harmful and potentially harmful chemicals, including nicotine; ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs; flavoring such diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease; volatile organic compounds such as benzene, which is found in car exhaust; and heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead.

Your brain is still developing into your mid-20s. Exposing yourself to nicotine at a young age puts youth at risk for nicotine addiction, mood disorders, lower impulse control and can harm parts of the brain that control learning and memory. Learn more:

Know the Risks: E-cigarettes & Young People | U.S. Surgeon General’s Report

Vaping | truth (thetruth.com)

Tobacco/Nicotine and Vaping | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (nih.gov)

Stressed?

Nicotine in vapes can amplify depression symptoms and can make anxiety symptoms worse.

Quitting nicotine is associated with reduced stress, anxiety and depression.

Learn more:
Mental Health Resources | truth (thetruth.com)

Get help:

Macomb County Community Mental Health can connect you to services for depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors and other mental health disorders. Call our customer service line at 855-99-MCCMH (855-996-2264) for a free assessment.

Looking to Quit?

 

Good news! There’s plenty of help out there. Check out these resources to start your journey.

Michigan Tobacco Quitline (phone and/or online)

My Life My Quit or Text “Start My Quit” to 36072 (phone, app, texts for TEENS)

Helping Teens Quit Smoking and Vaping | American Lung Association (N-O-T, INDEPTH and Vape-Free Schools)

Freedom From Smoking (Online or group clinics)

Smokefree.gov (quizzes, tips, plans, apps, texting programs, plus on-demand, 24/7 help)

The combination of medication and counseling is better than one of these alone! Talk to your doctor today or visit Proven Strategies for Quitting (quitlogix.org)

Safe Disposal

 

Nicotine, including nicotine salt, is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an acute hazardous waste. E-cigarette and e-liquid waste should not be thrown in the regular trash or flushed down a sink or toilet. Instead, these items should be taken safely to a hazardous waste facility. Additionally, lithium-ion batteries have been linked to explosions.

Tips for Safe Disposal of E-Cigarettes and E-Liquid Waste | FDA

MCCMH/Office of Substance Abuse has lock boxes available for safe disposal in schools and other facilities where vape devices are being disposed of improperly (in the trash, on the ground, in the toilet). To participate in this vape disposal project, contact (586) 465-8329.

Give Us A Call For More Information

Calling MCCMH

Call 855-99-MCCMH (855-996-2264) to schedule an appointment; same day appointments are available. For immediate help, call our Crisis Line 24/7 at 586-307-9100.

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