Know teens who smoke or vape? Help them quit with N-O-T
(NOT – Not on Tobacco)
The Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T) program is a 10-session, community- and school-based tobacco cessation program for teens, developed by The American Lung Association. It’s a voluntary, non-punitive program for teens aged 14-19 who want to quit vaping, smoking, or any other tobacco product. It enables teens to overcome their nicotine addiction in a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment. Teachers, school nurses, community leaders, counselors and others can become N-O-T facilitators by attending a full-day tobacco cessation training conducted by American Lung Association experts. Once trained, facilitators can lead N-O-T sessions in schools and other locations. N-O-T incorporates life management skills to help teens deal with stress, decision-making, and peer and family relationships. It addresses healthy lifestyle behaviors, such as tobacco use, exercise and nutrition.
For more information please contact your TRU Coordinator or visit Lung.org/NOT.
N-O-T for Me
NOT for Me is a self-guided, online cessation program for youth that do not have access to an in-person N-O-T program. NOT for Me leverages the American Lung Association’s N-O-T program to help teens break nicotine dependency, whether they vape, smoke or use other tobacco products.
For more information, please contact your TRU Coordinator or visit NOTforMe.org.
School administrators and community partners interested in promoting the NOT for Me program should review our NOT for Me Referral Toolkit.
Know teens who got caught smoking or vaping in school? Help educate them about the dangers of these products through our alternative-to-suspension program, INDEPTH.
(Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco, and Health)
Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco and Health (INDEPTH) is a new, convenient alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address the teen vaping problem in a more supportive way. Instead of solely focusing on punitive measures, INDEPTH is an interactive program that teaches students about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and how to kick the unhealthy addiction that got them in trouble in the first place. INDEPTH was piloted at 11 schools across the United States with 60 percent of student participants reporting that they were willing to quit using tobacco products after completing the program.
For more information please contact your TRU Coordinator or visit Lung.org/INDEPTH.
Taking Down Tobacco
Want to become a leader in your community? “Taking Down Tobacco 101” online training is now offered by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and provides strategies for you and your friends to help fight against Big Tobacco.
Click here to take this training and be a part of the first tobacco-free generation!
When you’re finished, take a selfie and post it to #BeATruLeader
Teen Cessation Resources
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 www.teen.smokefree.gov to learn more or sign up. This program is free.
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 IQUIT (47848). This free program is designed and run by the National Cancer Institute.
The quitline is a free service that offers one-on-one immediate support. It is staffed by quit smoking coaches who can provide you with helpful information, advice and support as they walk you through a step by step plan to quit. To sign up call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
This QuitSTART is a free app made for teens who want to quit smoking. This app takes the information you provide about your smoking history and gives you tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges to help you become smokefree and life a healthier life. This app is free for download on iTunes and Android. This free program is designed and run by the National Cancer Institute. For more information visit www.teen.smokefree.gov.
My Life, My Quit
My Life, My Quit, through National Jewish Health, is a comprehensive cessation program that offers teens free help with quitting vaping or other tobacco products along with providing educational resources. Assistance can be provided through text, phone call, or online at MyLifeMyQuit.com. Text “Start My Quit” to 855.891.9989 or call to talk with a coach today.