Youth supports to quit or cut back

The fact is, the nicotine in vape juice is the same addictive substance that is in cigarettes, and it can be hard to cut back or stop vaping.

Ask yourself, "Do I depend on vaping?"

  • Vaping is impacting me and/or those around me.
  • When I don’t or can’t vape, I feel irritable, restless, anxious, sad or tired.
  • I can’t go for a day without vaping.
  • I have thought about vaping less or quitting.

If you answered yes to any of these points, you may want to ask for help about vaping issues.

Quitting substances, including nicotine, is easiest when you have a plan. Consider getting help from people who know what you're going through and can give you expert help that is free of cost, with no judgment and totally confidential.

or call 1-877-455-2233 or use live chat to get support from a Quit Coach. QuitNow is a free service for those looking to cut back or quit. It is judgement-free, confidential, and personalized to you

or call 1-833 998-TALK or text CHANGE to 123456. Talk Tobacco offers free, confidential, culturally appropriate support and information to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous communities.

Here are some other resources

Counselling services to help you quit or cut back on vaping are listed above. If you are looking for other kind of help, here are some other resources:

BC Smoking Cessation Program
This program helps eligible BC residents stop smoking or using other tobacco products by:

  • Covering 100 percent of the cost of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products (e.g., specific nicotine gum, lozenges, patches), or
  • Covering some of the cost of specific smoking cessation prescription drugs.

Foundry BC
Foundry offers young people ages 12-24 health and wellness resources, services and supports – online and through integrated service centres in communities across BC

Quick Tips - Lower Risk Nicotine Use Guidelines 
This resource offers practical tips to help people make informed decisions about the types of nicotine they use and the health effects associated with the different products, including smokeless tobacco (chew), water-pipes, and e-cigarettes.

HealthLink 811 Navigation Services 
HealthLink BC’s health service navigators can provide you with health information, help you navigate the health care system and find health services across the province, or connect you with a registered nurse, registered dietitian, qualified exercise professional, or pharmacist.