HELP YOUNG PATIENTS QUIT
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 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 per calendar year for eligible members of any age who use tobacco and nicotine products.