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See the Lie. Save Your Breath.

Understand what’s happening when you vape: your lungs fill with harmful chemicals.
Big Tobacco wants to trick you into thinking vaping is safe so they can take your money, your time, and your health.
School Year 2023-24: Read and submit advice from NH students about how to deal with pressure to vape or use other substances.
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It’s Still Tobacco

Most nicotine, whether it is in cigarettes, dip or chew, hookah, or vapes, comes from the tobacco plant. Even though it comes in many forms, all tobacco products are addictive.
What about synthetic nicotine? It’s still addictive, and products with synthetic nicotine are still harmful. Talk or chat with a coach to help you quit using all tobacco and nicotine products.
Vaping as a teen can lead to smoking later on. The sooner tobacco companies can get teens to start that vicious nicotine cycle, the more of your money they can take. Be smarter than their marketing strategy! #SaveYourBreathNH
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Congrats to the grads all over New Hampshire! Wishing you health, happiness and good luck on all your next moves! You've got this.
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Vaping companies want to make you think that vapes are just water vapor and that they are safe, when they aren't. E-liquids contain many chemicals, including nicotine and flavor chemicals which damage your lungs and body. Learn more at the link in bio. #SaveYourBreathNH
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Happy 603 day to all who celebrate! #SaveYourBreathNH
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Today is World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco is harmful in all of its forms: cigarettes, vapes, chewing tobacco, nicotine pouches, cigars, etc. Today people around the world stand up and reject the tobacco and vape industries and the harm they cause. #SaveYourBreathNH #WorldNoTobaccoDay
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May is Better Sleep Month. Imagine the feeling of getting up on a weekend and being able to sleep in or take a nap in the afternoon without worrying about getting up early to go to school. On top of everything else, vaping can interrupt your sleep schedule and lead to restlessness during sleep, nightmares, and daytime sleepness. Poor sleep is also associated with negative mental health. (Source: Truth Initiative)
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Turning Down A Vape

Turning down a vape offer can be VERY hard, and even feel awkward if your friends are persistent or you’re the only one not doing it. Here are some vape refusal tactics you can try if you don’t want to vape.
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Learn the Truth

Vaping companies try to convince you that their products are safe. But the truth is every time you vape, you breathe in chemicals that hurt your lungs and heart and leave you feeling stressed. Vaping can seriously damage your brain and lungs.
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Are Juul, Hyde, or Puff Bars Safe?

Hyde and Puff Bars are just other types of e-cigarette products with better looking packaging and flavors. They are directly marketed to youth, which can hurt youth’s brain and lungs. JUUL is in ongoing litigation with the federal government over its failure to meet the FDA’s public health standards for e-cigarette and ENDS products.

Vaping might make us feel relaxed and happy for a few minutes, but the truth is…

Most vapes contain nicotine, which affects your mood and impacts brain health. The longer nicotine is used, the brain loses more of its ability to deal with hard or stressful feelings. Vaping companies use nicotine because it’s addictive, which means you’ll crave your vape, making you a customer for life! Don’t let vaping companies steal your time, money, and health.

Flavors like mango and mint sound delicious, but we know…

Vaping companies use different flavors to hide the nicotine and chemicals in vapes, which are used to hook your brain and get you addicted. Those flavors are hiding some pretty gross chemicals that can leave our throat feeling scratchy and irritated.

Vaping is more than just water vapor. In fact...

Toxic chemicals and metals flow into your lungs every time you vape. Once you’ve breathed them in, these chemicals weaken your lungs and increase your chances for coughs, phlegm (yuck!) and bronchitis. Vaping has also been linked to asthma. We’re now learning that vaping can increase your risk of having asthma. For youth and teens with asthma, vaping can make your symptoms worse.

Nicotine from a vape travels quickly from the lungs into the bloodstream…

It enters your brain in about 8-10 seconds. Nicotine is a type of stimulant, which can make you feel more awake in the short term, but it affects your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. The more nicotine you have, the worse your sleep quality will be. This tricks your brain into thinking that you need more nicotine to stay alert the next day, meaning you’ll feel even more tired and drag your feet.

You vs Vaping

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