HELP YOUNG PATIENTS QUIT
My Life, My Quit™ is a free and confidential service for those 13-17 who want to quit all forms of tobacco and vaping. Participants receive:
- Access to Tobacco Cessation Coaches with specialized training in adolescent tobacco prevention.
- Five, one-on-one coaching sessions. Coaching helps teens develop a quit plan, identify triggers, practice refusal skills and receive ongoing support for changing behaviors.
My Life, My Quit™ also offers resources for parents who want to take an active role in their teen’s quit journey.
TREATING YOUTH VAPING
Launched in January by the Truth Initiative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to tobacco use prevention and cessation, This is Quitting (PDF) is a new automated texting program using research from young people who vape. The program is currently enrolling 100-150 youth daily. In Vermont, young adults and teens ages 13-24 can text “VtVapeFree” to 88709 to get help quitting e-cigarettes and vaping.
Texting support includes tips and strategies to break the habit of vaping and on-demand support by texting in keywords like CRAVE. STRESS. SLIP.
Medicaid and Vaping Cessation
Remember, Vermont Medicaid covers up to 16 face-to-face tobacco cessation counseling sessions (including telehealth sessions) per calendar year for eligible members of any age who use tobacco and nicotine products.