The My Life, My Quit program is a free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping. Our Coaches receive extensive training as tobacco treatment specialists through our accredited program, with additional training on adolescent cognitive and psychosocial development from a psychologist and professor at Stanford University who specializes in adolescent tobacco prevention.
Coaches use motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help teens:
Teens who participate in the program receive:
My Life, My Quit is developed and operated by National Jewish Health, the nation's leading respiratory hospital and academic research center. National Jewish Health operates quitline programs in numerous states and has helped more than one million people with their quit attempts. My Life, My Quit is funded for use in your state by the department of health as part of the quitline program.
While the decision to quit tobacco is always one teens must make themselves, there are several ways you can help promote the My Life, My Quit program.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed comprehensive information about how to prevent and treat tobacco use among teens. One of the AAP recommendations is to promote and proactively enroll teens who use tobacco in cessation programs such as My Life, My Quit. Healthcare professionals can also deliver a brief intervention with teens who use tobacco using tools outlined in the 2008 clinical practice guidelines, such as the 5A's or Ask-Advise-Refer models.
My Life, My Quit does not provide cessation medications to anyone under age 18. Teens who request medications are referred to their doctor to discuss whether medications are an option to support their quit attempt. The AAP clinical practice guidelines suggest medication as an option for teens but require a prescription to use the products legally.
Free Promotional Materials
You can download and print My Life, My Quit posters to display in your classroom and school. Or, contact your state health department for printed materials to be mailed to you. Additional marketing and education materials are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Marketing and Media Toolkit. All materials on the mylifemyquit.com website are copyrighted by National Jewish Health, and are available for use without further permission by citing National Jewish Health as the source.To refer a teen to your state's My Life, My Quit program, click here