Live Healthy Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Available during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-246-8856
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Susan Sanow,
Partnership Program Coordinator, Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax

Quit Vaping

Vaping is harmful to your health. It impacts your immune system and lung health, and can leave you addicted to nicotine. 

Vaping and COVID-19

While it is too soon to know the specific impacts of COVID-19 on people who use e-cigarettes, we do know that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 attacks the lungs and there is growing evidence that vaping can harm lung health overall. Youth who currently or used to vape may have more severe outcomes if they get COVID-19 compared to those who have never vaped. 

This is why it is more important than ever for young people to quit vaping to protect their health. Read more: Vaping Raises Risk of COVID-19 Complications in Teenagers

Ready to quit vaping?

Reasons for Quitting

This is Quitting offers tips and guidance on quitting from other young people who have attempted to or successfully quit e-cigarettes themselves. This is Quitting is:

  • Made for teens and young adults ages 13-24
  • Completely free
  • Available 24/7
  • 100% confidential! Your parents, teachers or administrators will never know you signed up for the program.

Text in VapeFreeFFX to 88709 to get enrolled.

The first message you will receive will ask for your name, age and a few questions  about things like what device you use so that we can tailor the program to you. Then:

  • If you are ready to quit go ahead and set a quit date - you can receive up to 2 weeks of messages before your quit date and 60 days of messages after.
  • If you aren’t quite ready to quit that’s ok too! We'll still send you 2 weeks of messaging to boost your confidence and give you tips to get you ready to quit.
  • Use the special keywords COPE, STRESS, SLIP, TIPS and FEELS whenever you need to get more advice and motivation to quit.
  • You can also text in FFXHelp any time to learn more about local resources to help you quit! 

Just remember – you are not alone in quitting and you CAN do this!

You're not in this alone.

Here are some resources that can help. 

  • Exercise is a great way to cope with cravings. Find a bike/walk trail near you.
  • The myStrength App provides a safe, secure, and personalized set of tools to help support your mind, body, and spirit. With content for youth and adults, topics include coping, improving sleep, controlling anxiety, reducing stress, mindfulness and medication, substance use, loss of a loved one, and much more. Get started with this free app by clicking on ‘Sign Up’ and entering access code ‘CSBCommunity’
  • Every person experiences mood changes. But, if you’re feeling “a little down” or sluggish, consider these tips to lift your mood.
  • Looking for things to do? Check out NCS Connects, a virtual Teen Center!
  • Get support from the Heads Up virtual group, for teens working through a variety of challenges.
  • Test Your Mood provides free, confidential and brief online screenings for a variety of mental health issues. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional − they are a checkup from your neck up. This program is anonymous and confidential, results and key resources immediately follow the brief questionnaire. Access the screenings in both English & Spanish at bit.ly/TestYourMood.
  • Listen to the Fairfax County Public Schools’ Healthy Minds podcast to hear how we are all handling uncertainty, get new ideas how to help your child, friends and families feel better, and learn about how to help yourself feel stronger and more energized. Start by checking out the Warning Signs of Addiction episode.
Fairfax Virtual Assistant