What you need to know about vaping

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Are nicotine free vapes safe?

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Some vaping juices say they are nicotine free but it turns out, a lot of times they actually sneak in some nicotine!

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How can I be around my friends who vape when I quit?

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So, if you want to hang out with a friend who vapes after you quit, you totally can! As long as you feel happy to be free – you’ll be fine.

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Vaping is safer than smoking right?

So,  vaping might seem safer than smoking, but it’s still very bad for you!

In fact we don’t know all the health issues it can cause.

What is in vaping juice?

Vaping liquid / juice contains around 80 different chemicals.

Not one of the four main ingredients in vapes (propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine and any number of different flavourings) are designed to be breathed into your lungs.

Nicotine free vapes are safe?

Some vaping juices say they are nicotine free but it turns out, a lot of times they actually sneak in some nicotine!

And that stuff is super addictive.

But nicotine is only one of the nasty chemicals that are in vape juice.

How can I be around my friends who vape when I quit?

So, if you want to hang out with a friend who vapes after you quit, you totally can! As long as you feel happy to be free – you’ll be fine.

Changing the way you think about vaping is key and you can do that with Allen Carr’s Easyway.

If I don’t vape I’ll be called boring and lose friends

Resisting peer pressure to vape can be tough, but it’s super important for your health and future.

When you rewire your brain and lose the feeling that you want to vape – there is no temptation to resist.

How do I help a friend that vapes?

Talking about addiction with your friends can be really tough, right?

Know the harmful impacts of vaping on the body

Vaping isn’t safe, far from it.

Read about the physical and mental health issues it can cause as well as what is in vape juice.


Need help quitting?

The great news is that it doesn’t have to be hard to quit.

The Easyway method changes how you think about vaping and about quitting.

It has set tens of millions of people free, even some big-name celebs.

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Side effects of vaping

Vaping is not safe. Read how it affects you both mentally and physically.

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Resources for parents

Learn how to identify signs that your teen is vaping and discover effective ways to help them.

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