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.
- Vaping Conversation Guide
- Get the Facts about Vaping
- The Impact of E-Cigarettes on the Lung
- E-Cigarettes & Vaping: What Teens Should Know
- E-Cigarettes & Vaping: What Schools Should Know
- Additional Resources Youth & E-Cigarettes
- Teen Tobacco Cessation Resource
- More E-Cigarette Resources
- E-Cigarettes & Vaping: What Parents Should Know
One-Pager Resources (Spanish)
- El Efecto de los Cigarrillos Electrónicos sobre los Pulmones
- Cigarrillos electrónicos y vapeo Lo que deben saber las escuelas
- Cigarrillos electrónicos y vapeo Lo que deben saber los padres
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.
- Truth Initiative-Youth & Young Adults
- Parent Resource Truth Initiative– Parents can text QUIT to 847-278-9715 to sign up to receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers
- S.C. Department of Health, Office of Health Education: 631-853-3162 www.suffolkcountyny.gov/health (Click “Preventive Medicine/Health Education”) The “Learn To Be…Tobacco Free” Tobacco/Vaping Cessation Program
- Enforcement: Call to report any locations suspected of sales of tobacco and vaping products to minors (under 21) or flavored vapes
- NYS QUITLINE: 1-866-697-8487 or www.nysmokefree.com
- CATCH My Breath– Youth E-Cigarette & JUUL Prevention Program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes. To learn more call 1-855-500-0050 x803, email email@example.com or visit the link above.
- Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
- PAVE-Parents Against Vaping & E-Cigs
- CDC: Center for Disease Control & Prevention
U.S. Surgeon General Resources