A startling 82% of Delaware high school students who use tobacco products vape.
Nearly half of them (49%) use e-cigarettes (vape) only. One-third of them also use other tobacco products. That means only 18% of students who use tobacco products do not use e-cigarettes. Surprisingly, over half of e-cigarette users in middle and high school have never tried smoking conventional cigarettes.*
*Source: 2018 Delaware Youth Tobacco Survey
Delaware HS Students who use tobacco products
Vaping 101: A Primer on the Dangers
Check out the fact sheets about e-cigarettes — what they are, how they became a youth crisis, their risks and harmful effects, the 10 important warning signs of student vaping, and more. Order FREE printed copies of the items below or download them now.
Order free printed materials for your school.
This packet contains vaping-related materials — fact sheets, posters, mirror clings, and more — that schools can use to make students aware of the very real health risks of vaping and how to quit. Click the link below to download them for free, or have fully printed materials mailed to your school.
Cessation options to help teens quit vaping.
Students want to quit. You want to help.
Nicotine exposure during adolescence, a critical period for brain development, can cause addiction and harm the developing brain. Many vape pods can deliver the nicotine equivalent of 20 regular cigarettes. Fortunately, Delaware has a dedicated 24/7 resource that e-cigarette users, now as young as age 13, can use to find the support they need to quit successfully.
It’s free. It’s confidential. No one has to know. It’s the right call to make for any student or educator who vapes or smokes. The Delaware Quitline offers invaluable support, resources, and personal encouragement to anyone who wants to quit vaping, smoking, or using other tobacco products.Cessation fact sheet480KB
Our compassionate support specialists assess the caller’s needs and explore their options, right over the phone. Calls to us are completely confidential.
Our Quit Coaches™ can help individuals conquer their vaping or smoking urges at their own pace — with online support, tracking tools to help them quit, and much more.
Text to Quit
Send an easy and anonymous text anytime you feel an urge to vape and need support. Just text VAPEFREE to 873873 for resources, coaching, and more.
Toolkits & Resources
Help Yourself Help Them
Parents and educators have their own sets of challenges and priorities when it comes to teen vaping and e-cig use. Here, you’ll find knowledge and resources that can equip you to talk, learn, and do something about it — and protect the teens in your life from the dangers of vaping.