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Vaping products have chemicals that can cause serious harm

Trust us. Don’t trust vaping.

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Don’t trust these chemicals.

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Vaping products have acrolein. 

It’s a herbicide used to kill weeds and can cause irreversible lung damage.

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Vaping products have benzene.

It’s a volatile organic compound found in car exhaust.

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Vaping products have diacetyl. 

It’s a chemical linked to a lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans, aka “popcorn lung.”


Your amazing lungs.

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Useful facts

😮‍💨 An average person breathes in around 11,000 liters of air every day.

🎈 Each of your lungs contains about 300 million balloon-like structures called alveoli, which replace the carbon-dioxide waste in your blood with oxygen.

📅 Within 2 weeks to 3 months after quitting vaping, your lung function increases and your circulation improves.

Websites you can trust

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The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund are the leading advocacy organizations working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world.

Find provide resources for parents on what you need to know, tips on talking to your kids, and how you can help end the youth vaping epidemic.

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Truth Initiative is America’s largest nonprofit public health organization committed to making tobacco use and nicotine addiction a thing of the past.

They work to keep adults up-to-date with the most recent data and trends as well as how to support your youth along their quit journey.


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Tobacco Free Colorado is a project of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) State Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Program.

They educate Colorado’s residents and public health organizations on tobacco cessation and prevention.


Love your lungs.

Don't trust vaping.

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About our tobacco and vaping prevention work. 

Mesa County Public Health is focused on reducing youth vaping rates. We work with strategic partners and provide tobacco and vaping education.
Our goal is to provide youth, guardians, and other trusted adults with everything they need to say no to nicotine or have a successful quit attempt.
We want to protect Mesa County residents from the dangers of first-hand and second-hand smoke and vapor and encourage a healthier Mesa County.

Youth Tobacco Use and Attitudes Special Report 2023. pdf


Vaping Use Prevention

Community Services Building (Public Health)

510 29 1/2 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81504
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am-12:00 pm