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Quit Help for Teens

Quitting tobacco is hard—no matter your age. But as a teen, you have different challenges to overcome when trying to quit.

Youth Support Program

The Quitline offers a youth support program for teens ages 13-18. The program includes telephone and web-based cessation coaching that’s focused on what you need. As a participant, you are connected to national and community based cessation resources to help you get the support you need to successfully quit.

Live Vape Free

Teens need a safe way to learn about vaping, hear from your peers and take action when you are ready to quit. That’s why the Quitline created Live Vape Free, a free texting program for 13- to 18-year-olds that teaches skills to quit vaping for good.

The support is text message based and offers interactive coaching meant for teens. Participants can have access to a Quit Coach at any time who can provide additional education, tools and guidance to help you start quitting and stay quit.

Program Features:

  • Unlimited access to a quit coach by simply texting the word “Coach”
  • Interactive features like videos, quizzes, self-assessments, flip cards and podcasts
  • Education on keys to quitting
  • Help to find your “why”

Enroll by texting “VAPEFREE” to 873373 to get started. You’ll need to answer a few quick questions to complete your enrollment and start your quit journey!

Smokefree Teen

The National Cancer Institute’s Smokefree Teen is a mobile-based tobacco intervention for 13- to 17-year-old tobacco users interested in or actively trying to quit tobacco. Smokefree Teen’s free programs provide 24/7 tips, advice, encouragement and challenges to help you quit and stay tobacco-free. They include: