For those struggling to quit using e-cigarettes, it may be particularly difficult. If you’re trying to quit vaping, try and practice the 4 D’s to help get through the urges of using.
Practice the 4 D’s
Delay acting on the urge to vape. Wait out the urge, which only lasts a few minutes.
Take two deep breaths. Breathe in slowly and deeply; then breathe out slowly.
Sip the water slowly and hold it in your mouth a little while.
DO SOMETHING ELSE:
Take your mind off vaping.
There is no one way to quit nicotine products. Different methods work for different people. Here are some resources that could be helpful.
Smokefree Smartphone Apps
Hotlines for FREE counseling
- Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW
- Text “QUIT” to 202-804-9884
- Call/text “START MY QUIT” to 855-891-9989
- Text “VapeFreeMass” to 88709
Quit Websites for Information and Support
(information adapted from the University of Massachusetts Center for Tobacco Treatment, Research & Training)