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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. On average, it can take more than ten tries to finally quit for good.¹ And the longer you use nicotine, the harder it gets to quit.² But you can do it. If you’re looking for resources, help or just someone to talk to about quitting, you have options that are just for teens.

Text to Quit Vaping

More than half of teens that vape want to quit.3 Get the support you deserve to live a vape-free life.

Text “VAPEFREE” to 873373 to get free help from a Quit Coach. They’ll provide education, tools and guidance to help you quit vaping for good. Through the Live Vape Free program, you also get:

  • 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”

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One-on-One Quit Coaching

Quitting alone is hard, but you can get free support focused on what you need through the Louisiana Quitline. The Youth Support Program is for teens ages 13-17 and offers one-on-one counseling through web chat and phone calls—even on nights and weekends, too.

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Other Free Quitting Resources

More Text Support

Smokefree Teen’s textline helps you quit other tobacco products.

  • Text QUIT to 47848 to quit smoking.
  • Text SPIT to 222888 to quit dip or chewing tobacco.

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Quit App

Download the quitSTART app to create milestones and track your progress. It makes every day a little bit easier.

Download the App

RESOURCES

1. Chaiton, M., Diemert, L., Cohen, J. E., Bondy, S. J., Selby, P., Philipneri, A., & Schwartz, R. Estimating the number of quit attempts it takes to quit smoking successfully in a longitudinal cohort of smokers. 2016. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4908897/

2. U.S. Department of Health Human Services: Smokefree.gov. Why Quitting is Hard. Retrieved from https://smokefree.gov/quit-smoking/getting-started/why-quitting-is-hard

3. Truth Initiative. More than half of young people consider quitting vaping in 2022, new survey finds. 2022. Retrieved from https://truthinitiative.org/research-resources/quitting-smoking-vaping/more-half-young-people-consider-quitting-vaping-2022-new