Help Teens Quit Tobacco

Tobacco Cessation Resources for Youth and Young Adults

When youth are ready to quit tobacco, they need resources that support them with their specific challenges. Tobacco cessation resources from Quit With Us, Louisiana, Unfiltered Facts and Smokefree Teen are free and provide coaching and educational resources through text, web chat, phone calls and more to support youth in quitting for good. In addition, schools can implement quit support programs that teach students refusal skills and avoidance techniques, provide social support from peers and counselors, and link participants to resources in the community.

Support Tobacco Cessation in Schools

When teens decide to quit using tobacco, schools should support their decision with resources and education to help them be successful. Cessation resources developed specifically for teens include:

  • Live Vape Free
  • Quit With Us, Louisiana’s Youth Support Program
  • Smokefree Teen

Also, the American Lung Association has developed a program to help schools provide smoking and vaping cessation support to students that want to quit. The Vaping Education and Tobacco Cessation Program, Not-On-Tobacco® (N-O-T) is a 10-session program that provides the tools, information, and support for teens to end their addiction to tobacco. Participating schools will be recognized as part of the American Lung Association Vape-Free Schools Initiative in their communities.

Live Vape Free

The Live Vape Free youth texting program is free and available for teens ages 13 to 17 who are ready to quit vaping. The program offers multimedia activities that include videos, quizzes, self-assessments, flip cards and podcasts. The support is text message-based and will provide personalized and interactive coaching. Youth will also have access to a personal Quit Coach anytime by texting the word “Coach.” The quit coaches will provide education, tools and guidance to help youth initiate and sustain a quit attempt.

Youth can enroll in the Live Vape Free program by texting “VAPEFREE” to 873373 to get started.

Youth Support Program

Quitting alone is hard, but you can get free support focused on what you need through Quit With Us, Louisiana. The Youth Support Program is for teens ages 13-17 and offers one-on-one counseling for quitting any type of tobacco. Participants have access to an online dashboard where they will receive digital coaching sessions and peer-based support.

Get started with the Youth Support Program by visiting our free quitting resources for teens.

Additional Resources through Not On Tobacco

Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T)  seeks to address the growing vaping problem by giving all teens ages 14 to 19 the resources they need to break nicotine dependency and find healthier outlets. Unlike other cessation programs that simply modify adult curriculum, N-O-T was designed with teenagers in mind and addresses issues that are specifically important to them. The program is taught by a trained and certified adult in ten, 50-minute sessions.

Adults or organizations who wish to facilitate and start your own N-O-T Program can learn more about the American Lung Association’s youth cessation resources.

This webpage is a part of our Vape-Free Schools Toolkit, created in partnership with the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-free Living.