Hackensack Meridian Health is taking the lead and collaborating with municipal and community leaders, medical professionals, educators, parents, and young people everywhere in saying stop and think before vaping. Vaping is not cool or risk-free.

Through our TAKE VAPE AWAY campaign, we will have 50 specially-trained nurses visiting more than 100 community schools in the coming weeks to get the word out.

We are providing grants to community organizations to help buy back vaping devices and cartridges, and we will provide education where it is needed most: in our local schools and classrooms.

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If you are a smoker, there are many safe alternatives and resources available to curb smoking that don’t include vaping. We are expanding smoking cessation programs and making them more convenient and accessible in the community.

If you are not a smoker but are vaping, then it’s time to stop TODAY! You’ve seen the news online and on social media, and the terrifying statistics are growing every day. Don’t be one of them!

The vaping companies know how to get you hooked. Their slick campaigns and marketing created a new epidemic and danger. FACT: What we don’t know about vaping CAN kill you!

Community organizations that would like to apply for a grant should e-mail: TakeVapeAway@HackensackMeridian.org

Learn more about the Hackensack Meridian Health “Take Vape Away” campaign here.