State Launches New Teen Anti-Vaping App
According to a new study released by the Washington State Department of Health (WSDOH), 30% of high school seniors in our state use some sort of vaping product, nearly 1 in 3.
Due to this statistic, and the recent 'epidemic' of lung related disease and issues said to be due to vaping accessories, the WSDOH has released a new app designed to help teens quit.
According to the Department:
"The self-guided program includes ten short lessons, advanced messaging protocols and customized tips. Participants learn how to deal with unhelpful thoughts, urges and cravings, and practice moving toward their goal of reducing or quitting vaping. Along the way, they receive daily text-based messages and have the ability to track their progress."
Part of the reason for creating the app is because of those teens who do use e-cigs, near 3 out of every 4 say they would actually like to quit, or plan to do so by the time they are 21. However the Department says many teens don't realize how difficult that can be, especially given the addictive nature of nicotine.
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