“Don’t Lean on Nicotine"

“Don’t Lean on Nicotine” is a local mass media campaign created to raise awareness among youth of a free, confidential texting-based resource for help to quit vaping.

Funded by Health Share of Oregon, the program is the first regional tobacco-related collaboration between the three counties’ tobacco prevention programs: Clackamas County, Multnomah County Washington County Tobacco Prevention and Education Programs (TPEP) and the Multnomah County REACH program.

The campaign was designed with an emphasis on LGBTQ+, African American and Hispanic/Latino youth communities who are disproportionately impacted by the tobacco industry’s marketing tactics and the negative health impacts of tobacco use.

For help quitting, text GO VAPELESS to 88709.

Learn more about the background and development of this campaign:

Help Amplify Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Message with Your Audiences

Join our effort to help local youth quit vaping. Below are resources from the campaign that you can share.

Sample campaign posters

Sample Social Media Posts

Here are a few sample posts for youth and adult ally audiences that you can use for your agency and personal social media accounts. Right click on images to save them for use in your posts.

Youth Audience Messages

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Let your friends know you’re there for them. And so are free tips and advice on quitting.

#thisisquitting
#quitvaping
#strongertogether

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Together we’re strong. Free, confidential help for quitting vaping is there for you when you’re ready.

#govapeless
#thisisquitting
#vapefree

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Quitting nicotine can be tough. If you're ready to try (or try again), there's free, confidential help available! Text "Go Vapeless" to 88709 for help.

#smokefree
#govapeless

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Ayuda confidencial para dejar de fumar está disponible. Envia go vapeless por mensaje de texto al 88709.

#sintabaco
#respirar
#sintabaco
#respira

Adult Youth Ally Messages

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Our kids are not replacement smokers for the tobacco industry! Share this free, confidential text-based resource for quitting. Text Go Vapeless to 88709 for help quitting.

#thisisquitting
#quittobacco

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Work with youth in Multnomah, Clackamas or Washington Counties? Free “Go Vapeless” posters are available to let teens and young adults know about this free and confidential text-based quit resource.

#govapeless
#thisisquitting

 

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Youth service providers: free texting quit resource available for youth who vape. Spread the word!

#smokefreefuture
#govapeless

Don't Lean On Nicotine sample social media post

Informe a los jóvenes con los que trabaja que hay ayuda para dejar de vapear.

#sintabaco
#respirar

Contact Us For More Information

Clackamas County logo

Jamie Zentner

Clackamas County
503-758-4143
jzentner@clackamas.us

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Emily Taylor

Multnomah County
503-318-1778
emily.taylor@multco.us

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Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

Multnomah County
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Gwyn Ashcom

Washington County
503-846-4544
gwyn_ashcom@co.washington.or.us

Phone:503-742-5300
Fax:503-742-5352

2051 Kaen Road Suite 367 Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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