For years, vape companies targeted teens and young adults with their harmful products… products filled with addictive nicotine and toxic substances that can negatively impact both physical and mental health.
81% of e-cigarette users surveyed started vaping to help them cope with their stress, anxiety, and depression, but it turns out vaping nicotine can actually make those symptoms worse. In fact, recent studies show that nicotine in vapes can *amplify* feelings of depression and anxiety.
To put it simply, vaping nicotine can really mess with your head, which is why we’re standing up and taking action to protect our generation’s mental health.
Take action by adding your voice and then put pressure on decision makers to join us in the fight to protect mental health and declare vaping nicotine a national mental health issue.
Mental Health Resources
If you talk to a person who is having a mental health crisis or needs help from a mental health professional, be prepared to refer them to an appropriate resource. We have compiled a list of potential resources [here] and there may be other resources in your local community.