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 CTTTP-accredited program, with additional training on adolescent cognitive and psychosocial developmentfrom a psychologist and professor at Stanford University who specializes in adolescent tobacco prevention.
Coaches use motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help teens:
- • Develop a quit plan.
- • Identify triggers for tobacco use.
- • Practice refusal skills.
- • Obtain ongoing support for changing behaviors.
Teens who participate in the program receive:
- • Five, one-on-one coaching sessions usually scheduled every 7-10 days.
- • Self-help and educational materials with input from teens.
- • Real-time support available anytime over the phone, and with limited hours by text messaging or online chat
My Life, My Quit does not provide cessation medications to anyone under age 18. Teens who request medications are referred to a healthcare professional to discuss whether medications are an option to support their quit attempt.
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.