Youth Quit Programs
Youth Quit Programs
Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)
Tragically, about 95% of today’s tobacco users started using before the age of 21. E-cigarettes have escalated this problem. Every day 8,000 kids start vaping, according to the Center for Disease Control. Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T) seeks to address this growing problem by giving all teens the resources they need to break nicotine dependency and find healthier outlets.
Unlike other cessation programs which simply modify adult curriculum, N-O-T was designed with teenagers in mind and addresses issues that are specifically important to them. The program takes a holistic approach with each session using different interactive learning strategies based on Social Cognitive Theory of behavior change that can then be applied and practiced in everyday life and encourages a voluntary change for youth ages 14 to 19.
Not For Me
The American Lung Association’s NOT for Me, is a self-guided, mobile-friendly web-based program that gives teens the resources to quit vaping, smoking or chewing tobacco products. This new digital modality is based off our Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)® youth cessation in-person group program curriculum which has 25 years of proven success in helping young tobacco users gain strength, health and freedom from nicotine addiction and tobacco dependency.
NOT for Me offers a six-week program including eight self-paced sessions which may be utilized by youth remotely to best serve those teens who may not have access to a local Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)® program facilitator or feel comfortable participating in a group format.
American Lung Association’s NOT for Me web-based program is available at no cost at www.NOTforMe.org. Additional information, including a brief introductory overview is available at www.NOTforMe.org. For questions, contact INDEPTH@lung.org.
PA FREE Quitline
The Pennsylvania Free Quitline offers up to five proactive coaching sessions, unlimited inbound calls, and customized quit plans to each participant. Coaches are available seven days a week and telephone calls can be scheduled for when it is most convenient for the caller. The number for the Quitline is 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). Translators are available in the following languages: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese
Smokefree Teen is a web-based program designed and run by the National Cancer Institute to help you understand the decisions you make — especially the decision to quit smoking — and how those decisions fit into your life. Visit teen.smokefree.gov to learn more or sign up for this free program.
- Smokefree TXT is a mobile text messaging program that provides 24/7 tips, advice and encouragement to help you quit smoking. To sign up for Smokefree TXT, simply text QUIT to 47848 or sign up here. This free program is designed and run by the National Cancer Institute
Tobacco Resource Flyers
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
Health Needs 2020 Assessment Reports – Regional Profiles
Facilitators are able to access a catalog of all print literature that is available, view pricing and place an order for FFS materials through our new print store. Please submit prior to the start of your clinic, preferable two full weeks before.
- Learn more about data reports and resources from Pennsylvania’s Department of Health
Vaping: Know the Truth will help guide teachers and empower teens who vape to quit, or to never start in the first place. The curriculum will be available to schools across the country.