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Cigarettes and vapes both contain nicotine, an addictive substance that makes it hard to quit once you’ve started.
The main difference is that a cigarette burns tobacco, creating harmful toxins. Vaping uses an electric device to turn nicotine liquid into vapour.
Vaping and smoking are both harmful to your body. It’s never too late to quit.
You must be aged 18 or older to buy cigarettes or a vape.
If you’re worried about vaping or smoking, you could try speaking to a trusted adult or contacting us on the Meic helpline.
You could also try some of these services for information or support: