Tobacco and Vaping

Interested in Quitting?

Health Promotion and Prevention provides in-person (currently virtual) cessation sessions.

6 week Session includes:

  • Planning a quit date
  • Understanding the need to need and triggers
  • Support
  • Medications if appropriate through Tufts Health Service
  • Motivational messages
  • Encouragement when you slip up
  • Help with cravings and stress

For more information, contact:

Ian L. Wong, MSPH, Director, Health Promotion and Prevention

617 627 3351

Make an Appointment:  Calendly for a  30 min or 60 min appointment

Online Resources for Quitting

Text DITCHJUUL to 88709

The Truth Campaign 

Become an Ex

The Mayo Clinic

  • Strategy for setting a quit or tapering date
  • Texts to help you stay on track and hopeful
  • An online community of other people quitting vaping

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW

Massachusetts's free, confidencial 24/7 cessation helpline

  • Learn where to begin
  • Find out if your insurance covers cessation medication and programs
  • Get coaching on quitting



Environmental Impacts of Vaping

References: Design Life CycleHuffington PostVaper City

For the latest updates on acute lung injury cases and vaping, please visit

Symptoms of Lung Injury Reported by Some Patients in this Outbreak

  • Patients in this investigation have reported symptoms such as:
    • cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
    • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
    • fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain
  • Some patients have reported that their symptoms developed over a few days, while others have reported that their symptoms developed over several weeks. A lung infection does not appear to be causing the symptoms.

Interim Recommendations

Until we know more, the CDC recommends that you consider refrain from vaping. If you have recently used a vaping product and you have symptoms like those reported in this outbreak see a healthcare provider.

If you use e-cigarette or vaping products:

  • Anyone who uses an e-cigarette or vaping product should not buy these products (e.g., e-cigarette or vaping products with THC or CBD oils) off the street, and should not modify or add any substances to these products that are not intended by the manufacturer.
  • See a healthcare provider right away if you have symptoms like those reported in this outbreak.

If you are an adult who vapes because you have quit cigarette smoking:

  • Do not return to smoking cigarettes.
  • If you continue to use e-cigarettes, carefully monitor yourself for symptoms and see a healthcare provider right away if you have symptoms like those reported in this outbreak.

If you are an adult who is trying to quit smoking:

  • Contact your healthcare provider if you need help quitting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes.
  • Use evidence-based treatments, including counseling and FDA-approved medicationsexternal icon.

If you are concerned about your health after using an e-cigarette product, contact your health care provider, or you can also call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 and to the FDA via the online Safety Reporting Portalexternal icon.

Time to Quit