There’s a whole community learning how to quit vaping, one step at a time. Start here for tips, and remember the This is Quitting text-based program is always there for on-demand support for dealing with cravings. 

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Portrait of Sophia, a 2022 Quitter part of the Real Life Stories campaign.

Sophia's Story

When Sophia started vaping, she didn’t see it as dangerous or even addictive, but after three months, she knew something was up. Sophia began feeling pain in her throat and lymph nodes, and her compulsive need to vape was worse than ever. 

Getting support and forming new, healthy habits – like drinking lots of water and journaling – helped her overcome her nicotine addiction and ultimately quit vaping.

“If you’re struggling to quit vaping, just know that once you make it out the other side, you’re free from it, once and for all.”

Watch the episode to learn more about Sophia’s battle with vaping and how quitting helped improve her overall health.

 

Jordon's Story

After years of vaping and nicotine addiction, Jordon was ready to quit, but he knew he couldn’t do it alone. When he needed help, Jordon turned to the people he trusted most: his family. 

“Talking to my mom opened my eyes to how much she cares about me quitting.”

While it hasn’t been easy, Jordon has been able to significantly cut back on vaping, giving all the credit to his support system: “I couldn’t have made it anywhere without my family.”

Watch the episode to see how a strong support system helped Jordon overcome his nicotine addiction.

 

Young man talks about vaping nicotine and his mental health.

Parker's Story

“The best thing about quitting vaping nicotine is that I feel like myself again.”

While many see vaping as a way to relieve stress, the nicotine in vapes can actually worsen anxiety symptoms and amplify feelings of depression. For Parker, it wasn’t until he tried to quit that he realized vaping nicotine was impacting his mental health. 

Watch to learn more about Parker’s experience with vaping and how quitting helped him feel like himself again.

 

Cristina's Story

Cristina, a 23-year-old longboarder, sewer, and songwriter, realized her vaping addiction was not only draining her bank account, it was affecting her health. After three years, she was ready to give it up for good.

While quitting wasn’t without its obstacles, the experience left Cristina feeling more determined and optimistic than ever: “The overall goal of not hindering my mental health, my physical health, my career… it can be hard sometimes, but the future is gonna be great.”

Watch the episode to find out how vaping affected Cristina’s mental health and what she did to successfully quit.

 

"Take it day by day and breathe, don't be too hard on yourself, you are doing the best you can with what you got." - TIQ User

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