Supporting youth to quit vaping:
Youth who are ready to quit vaping should speak to a healthcare provider.
Quitting vaping has many obstacles such as:
- Growing popularity and peer pressure
- High levels of nicotine can cause dependence on nicotine
- Nicotine is a highly addictive drug
For more information on vaping addiction and nicotine withdrawal visit:
PEI Smoking Cessation Program
If youth under the age of 19 are interested in quitting smoking (or vaping), they can contact their nearest Primary Care Network office to make an appointment with a nurse. The nurse will work with them to determine the most appropriate supports.
The PEI Smoking Cessation Program helps PEI residents who wish to stop smoking or using other tobacco products by: covering 100% of the cost of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products (i.e., nicotine gym, lozenges, patches, and inhalers) and specific smoking cessation prescription medications
For more information visit: www.princeedwardisland.ca/quitsmoking
Break it Off
Break It Off is a campaign that helps young adults quit smoking and stay smoke-free
(Note: This resource was developed to help youth quit smoking, but all materials and supports can also be used to quit vaping)
Vaping to quit smoking
Many people try vaping to quit smoking. However, we don’t know if vaping actually helps people quit. However, e-cigarettes have not been approved as a smoking cessation aid in Canada. Studies looking into this are limited and no firm conclusions have been drawn. Vaping may in fact prolong smoking. People often report using vaping and tobacco products together. This practice may keep people smoking longer than they intended.
For quitting smoking, healthcare providers recommend:
nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)
prescription cessation medications
behavioural support and/or counselling for tobacco cessation