New Vaping Cessation Programs Aim to Help Teens Quit E-Cigarettes

National Jewish Health, a hospital in Denver, this summer launched a vaping cessation program aimed at teens. The program includes coaching by text, NPR reports.

The “My Life My Quit” program is available in 12 states: Colorado, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming.

“This comprehensive new program combines the best practices for youth tobacco cessation adapted to include vaping and new ways for teens to reach our quit coaches using real-time text messaging and online chat,” Thomas Ylioja, PhD, Clinical Director of Health Initiatives at National Jewish Health, said in a news release.

The Truth Initiative also has added a program for teens focused on e-cigarettes. The free text messaging program is tailored by age group to provide teens and young adults with recommendations about quitting. It also provides resources for parents.

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