American Lung Association Resources

  • NOT for Me – the Lung Association’s online tool that is a self-guided, mobile-friendly online program to help teens break nicotine dependency, whether they vape, smoke or use other tobacco products. NOT for Me includes eight self-paced online sessions, taking approximately 6 weeks for completion.
  • Vape-Free Schools Initiative – The Lung Association provides school administrators and educators with online training to offer an alternative-to-suspension program for students found vaping, smoking or chewing on school property, and a voluntary vaping/tobacco cessation program for youth wanting to quit for good.
  • ALA-Talk About Vaping – Research shows that vaping is dangerous, highly addictive and harmful to a child’s health and brain development. And like other addictions, it’s easier for kids to never start than try to stop. Get the facts, so you can have a conversation with your child.

One-Pager Resources

One-Pager Resources (Spanish)

Text to Quit – Vaping Cessation Resources

To help young people quit vaping, in 2020, the Department of Health partnered with Truth Initiative, a nonprofit national public health organization committed to making tobacco use a thing of the past, to create a NYS-specific version of their text-based intervention, “This is Quitting.” This innovative, free, and anonymous text message program was created with input from teenagers, college students, and young adults who have attempted to or successfully quit vaping. Tailored to specific age groups (13-17 and 18-24) to give age-appropriate quitting recommendations, New York State youth can text “DropTheVape” to 88709 to access the program.

Additional Resources

U.S. Surgeon General Resources