All Facts, No Cap – Youth Vaping Prevention
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All Facts, No Cap

All Facts, No Cap

The All Facts, No Cap campaign wants to give you the education you need on the risks and harms of vaping so you can make the best decisions for your health.

Explore the videos and links below to learn more about vaping, the risks and harms of vaping, and the impact of vaping on mental health. Whether you’re ready to quit vaping or are thinking about quitting vaping you can use the information below to discover resources to support you or someone you care about to quit vaping.

Not Everyone Thinks Vaping is a Safe Alternative…

80% of Boulder County students think people who vape are harming themselves.

Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine which is highly addictive. Nicotine can harm brain development, which continues until about age 25, and makes it harder for a developing brain to learn new information and pay attention.

The aerosol created from vaping contains harmful and potentially harmful chemicals that are not safe to breathe, including:

  • Nicotine
  • Ultrafine particles that can be inhaled deep into the lungs
  • Flavoring such diacetyl, a chemical linked to a serious lung disease
  • Hazardous chemicals such as benzene, which is found in car exhaust
  • Heavy metals, such as nickel, tin, and lead

Vaping also increases blood pressure, causes issues and diseases that impact your breathing, can addict you to nicotine and can also expose people around you to the harmful aerosol.

It Depends on Who You Ask…

70% of Boulder County students wouldn’t vape if offered by their friends.

Through campaigns like this, we can raise awareness and educate about the negative impacts of vaping, including the harms, risks and costs of vaping, so that you have all the facts you need to make your own healthy decisions.

Get all the facts you need about vaping.

Heavy Metal is Found in More Than Just Your Headphones

Vapes contain heavy metals like aluminum & lead which can increase your risk of depression.

Truth Initiative surveys show that many young people started vaping to lessen feelings of depression, stress, or anxiety. A Truth Initiative report shows several connections between vaping, nicotine, mental health, and depression:

  • Those who currently vape have higher odds of having a diagnosis of depression and report having at least one day of poor mental health than those who never vaped
  • Vaping frequently is connected to higher symptoms of depression a year later including feeling sad or having crying spells

Learn more about vaping and mental health.

Vaping Won’t Help You Cope

Many people may turn to vaping to lessen feelings of anxiety, stress and depression, and continue vaping to cope with these feelings. Yet many people are not aware that vaping (or really, the nicotine in vapes) may be making these symptoms worse. Not to worry, though! Quitting nicotine and vaping can lead to reduced anxiety, stress, and depression. Studies show that quitting nicotine may have as strong an impact on your mental health as taking antidepressants.

Learn more about vaping and mental health.

Reasons to Quit Vaping

There are many reasons why you may want to quit vaping – concerns about health, costs, and the desire to be free from addiction. While these usually top the list of reasons people quit vaping, many also recognize other negative impacts vaping has on their lives, including decreased performance in school or sports. You may also be concerned about others’ impressions of your vaping, including concerns about losing friendships and setting a bad example for others.

Quitting vaping can also improve mental health. Research shows that there’s a link between quitting nicotine-containing e-cigarettes and improvements in mental health. A recent Truth Initiative report shows data that supports this:

  • 90% of those who quit vaping said they felt less stressed, anxious, or depressed
  • 47% of those who quit vaping said that they felt more in control
  • 78% of those who vape but have not quit yet said they would feel better about themselves if they quit vaping

If you’re thinking about quitting vaping, know that you aren’t alone! In a recent survey, most youth who vape said they wanted to quit. Whenever you’re ready to quit, there are many supports available to help you along the way.

Support for Quitting Vaping

Quitting vaping means taking back control of your life and making changes that are important to you and your health. While quitting can seem overwhelming, a fantastic change can happen with the proper support and tools to ensure that you feel confident in your journey.

Ready to quit vaping? There are lots of ways to get there. You can always ask for support to quit vaping from more than one person. Pick someone you trust, like a teacher, coach, counselor, close family member, friend, or even doctor. If you’re having trouble quitting, your doctor can help you determine if you’re eligible for quit medications. Some insurance may even cover this medication.

Quitting may take several tries and several different approaches, but you’ve got this! Whatever your reason for quitting, you are not alone in this journey. Coaching, medications to help make it easier to stop (if you’re eligible), and social support can all help quit vaping and are offered in many of the programs included below.

Here are some resources and programs to help you or someone you care about quit vaping, stay vape-free, and live a healthier life.

My Life, My Quit
Free coaching, online or phone support, as well as additional information about tobacco products for young people.

Smoke Free Teen

This is Quitting
Texting program for that provides motivational messages and support to help young people quit.

  • This program is specific to vaping products.
  • Text DITCHVAPE to 88709 to get started.

This Free Life
Campaign that works to prevent and reduce tobacco use by those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Better Together

Better Together is a youth peer support program designed for youth in Boulder County to meet one-on-one with a youth peer in a safe space to talk about and get support for vaping & quitting vaping, mental health, substance use, and anything else impacting them.

In this program, you’ll connect with a Youth Peer Support Specialist who you’ll meet with on a schedule that works for both of you. You can talk through whatever you’re facing in life and any goals you have and work on building skills and plans to help you be successful.

Sign-up for peer support sessions or ask the Better Together program any questions.

Proper Disposal of Vaping Devices

From butts to batteries, the tobacco industry has created a waste crisis. Did you know that nicotine, heavy metals, and toxic chemicals found in vapes are damaging the environment and can’t be thrown away in the regular trash?

Help keep your community clean by disposing of your vapes properly. The Boulder County Hazardous Materials Management Facility will dispose of these devices at no cost to you or the environment!

Schedule an appointment to dispose of your vape.

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