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Half of all people who even TRY smoking eventually become addicted to nicotine? Yes, half…and that means you could easily be one of them.

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American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking

Includes the following information:

  • Why Should I Quit?
  • How to Quit
  • Dealing With Withdrawal
  • Staying Quit
  • Support
  • Weight Gain
  • Stress

AAP Richmond Center
From the American Academy of Pediatrics, this page provides teens with the basic facts about tobacco products and why they are so bad, how to steer clear of using tobacco products, and how to quit using these products.

American Lung Association: Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)
Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is the American Lung Association’s voluntary smoking cessation program for teens 14-19. Over the 10-week program, participants learn to identify their reasons for smoking, healthy alternatives to tobacco use, and people who will support them in their efforts to quit.

Become an Ex
The EX Plan is a free quit smoking program that helps you re-learn your life without cigarettes.

My Last Dip
A free program designed specifically to help chewing tobacco users quit for good.

Smokefree Teen
This site is designed to help you understand the decisions you make—especially the decision to quit smoking—and how those decisions fit into your life. “Your Life. Your Health. Your Call.” The site is run by the National Cancer Institute.

Smokefree TXT
This is a FREE text message service through the Smokefree Teen program that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to teens trying to quit smoking. Sign up online at teen.smokefree.gov or text QUIT to iQUIT (47848). You can even download an ‘app‘ for your smart phone and join their Facebook and Twitter pages.

For Adult Advisors working with Teens

AAP Richmond Center
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides the education, training, and tools needed to effectively intervene to protect children from the harmful effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Youth Cessation Materials
This document is intended to help organizations decide whether to undertake youth tobacco-use cessation as a specific tobacco control activity. The publication covers topics such as the quality of the evidence base for youth intervention, the importance of conducting a needs assessment for the population your organization serves, and the need to evaluate your chosen intervention.

Helping Young Smokers Quit: Identifying Best Practices for Tobacco Cessation
The Helping Young Smokers Quit initiative is a two-phase project that addresses the critical need to disseminate effective, developmentally appropriate cessation programs for adolescent smokers. HYSQ offers free e-bulletins for program administrators, tobacco control advocates, and tobacco researchers.

Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative: Help to Quit Smoking
YTCC was formed in 1998 to address the gap in knowledge about what cessation strategies are most effective in assisting youth to quit smoking. Collaborative members represent major organizations that fund research, program, and policy initiatives related to controlling youth tobacco use.