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Looking to Quit Vaping? Try Practicing the 4 D’s

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.


Take your mind off vaping.


Helpful Resources:

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


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(information adapted from the University of Massachusetts Center for Tobacco Treatment, Research & Training)