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We’re here to clear up any confusion about nicotine and to set the record straight about tobacco products. Get the facts—and just the facts.

  • Nicotine is addictive.[1]

  • 68% of adult smokers want to quit smoking.[2]

  • 99% of vapes contain nicotine.[3]

  • More than 1 in 4 youth think vaping is not harmful to their health.[9]

Get the facts on nicotine.

Nicotine is a chemical in all forms of tobacco.

It’s also addictive and can cause damage to the brain, lungs and other organs that are still developing while you’re young.[4]

While there are myths about which products contain nicotine, let’s be clear, all tobacco products contain nicotine—even vapes, which can actually contain more nicotine per puff than cigarettes[5]. Every company that makes tobacco products is legally required to label products with the health effects of nicotine[6].

Synthetic Nicotine is still nicotine.

You may have heard that synthetic nicotine isn’t as bad as nicotine from tobacco. But the truth is, it’s too early to tell. Since synthetic nicotine is new, we don’t have a lot of research on it, yet. And tobacco companies don’t share the chemical process to create their synthetic nicotine.[10]

What we do know is the nicotine in any form—synthetic or tobacco-based—is addictive.[10] And that addiction can mess with your brain, making it harder to concentrate and learn while making it easier for you to get addicted to other drugs, too.[11]

Tobacco-free products aren’t harm-free.

Just because you use a tobacco-free product, doesn’t mean a product is safe. Tobacco companies usually market these products as “clean” and “pure” which is misleading. Tobacco-free products may not contain tobacco leaf, but they do contain nicotine, which is addictive in all forms.[10]

Get the unfiltered facts about products that contain nicotine and learn how they actually impact your health.

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  1. CDC: Tobacco Use

  2. CDC: Smoking Cessation: Fast Facts

  3. CDC: Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

  4. National Library of Medicine: Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Nicotine Exposure during Adolescence for Prefrontal Cortex Neuronal Network Function

  5. American Cancer Society: What Do We Know About E-cigarettes?

  6. FDA: Retailers: Chart of Required Warning Statements on Tobacco Product Packaging and Advertising

  7. CDC: Youth and Tobacco Use

  8. CDC: Smoking & Tobacco Use: Fast Facts

  9. Well-Ahead Louisiana: Louisiana Youth Tobacco Survey

  10. Truth Initiative: What is synthetic nicotine and what does it mean for the youth vaping epidemic?

  11. US Surgeon General: Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People