Stop Social Smoking & Vaping

Social smoking is still smoking and can lead to a habit that’s hard to stop. Are you ready to stop making excuses? We’re here to support you as you look to successfully put smoking or vaping behind you for good.

What is Social Smoking?

Social smoking, vaping, or hookah use, is occasional smoking that is strongly connected to social activities, such as drinking. While many social smokers don’t consider their occasional behavior harmful to their health, smoking or vaping in any amount is never safe and can lead to increased health risks, and even addiction.

Quit Making Excuses:

“I only smoke when I drink.”
“I only smoke when I’m stressed.”
“I only smoke at work.”
“I only smoke on the weekends.”
“I only vape with friends.”
“I only vape at parties.”

Does this sound familiar? If you only smoke or vape during certain social situations, you’re still a smoker or vaper – even if you don’t do it every day.

Making excuses for why and when you smoke or vape can be a slippery slope and lead to increased health risks. We understand that smoking or vaping infrequently feels less risky, but no amount of smoking or vaping is ever safe.

Know the Risks of Smoking and Vaping:

Smoking and vaping, even in small amounts or only sometimes, can be harmful to your health while also increasing your chances of becoming addicted.

Short Term Risks
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Slower recovery from injuries
  • Fertility issues in both females and males
  • Loss of vision, including cataracts
  • Increased risk for respiratory tract infections
  • Safety risk potential for e-cigarette lithium-ion batteries to explode
Long Term Risks
  • Increased risk of cancer
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Increased risk of lung disease
  • Increased risk of premature death
  • Increased risk of heart attack

Even if you’re only smoking or vaping sometimes, the effects can be just as risky to your health as a daily smoking habit. Quitting can reverse the damage that smoking has had on your health and lower your chance of dying from smoking-related disease. It’s never too late to quit.

Text to Quit Vaping:

This is Quitting is a free, confidential texting program with evidence-based tips to help 13-24 year olds quit vaping. With This is Quitting (TIQ) — the help and support you need is just a text away. All you have to do to get started is text “MAINE” to 88709. When you text the TIQ number you get motivational message and inspirational stories from people who’ve been where you are to keep you going. And if you’re not feeling 100% ready, no worries. You can still text the TIQ number anytime. We’ll always be here to help where you are in your quitting journey.

QUIT YOUR WAY

No matter what your quit journey looks like, we have the tools to support you. Choose the option that’s right for you.

PHONE COACHING

A Quit Coach is just a phone call away. Free 1-on-1 coaching with a Quit Coach who will work with you to create a customized Quit Plan. People who call are 2X as likely to quit and using free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) triples your chances.

  • 8 weeks of FREE gum, patches or lozenges for eligible residents
  • Talk to a certified Quit Coach for support
  • Unlimited calls for support
  • Free access to text, email and web services

WEB COACHING

Website support with digital tools you need to help you with your quit journey. Get quitting information, create a customized quit plan, join an online community, and track your progress.

  • FREE 2-week starter kit of gum, patches or lozenges
  • Chat with an Online Quit Coach
  • Free access to text, email and web services
  • Participate in an online community of tobacco users also quitting
  • Available 24/7

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

Individual services are designed to give you the flexibility to pick and choose the tools you want to use at any time through an online dashboard. Build your plan by adding or removing the tools that work best for you when you need them.

  • FREE 2-week starter kit of gum, patches or lozenges
  • Educational materials
  • Text messaging
  • Email
  • Dashboard Accessible 24/7