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Thinking About Quitting?

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A FREE resource for New York State residents. FREE coaching. FREE patches

Help with quitting all types of tobacco/vaping products!


For help with quitting vaping, teens and young adults (ages 13-24) can text "DROPTHEVAPE" to 88709 to join This is Quitting, a free texting support program. Parents can also text "QUIT" to 847-278-9715 to receive daily advice to help youth quit. Visit to learn more.

For adults seeking help quitting vaping, contact the New York State Smokers' Quitline

1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)


The American Lung Association launched NOT for Me, a self-guided, mobile-friendly web-based program that gives teens the resources to quit vaping, smoking or chewing tobacco products. This new digital modality is based off the Not On Tobacco (N-O-T)® youth cessation in-person group program curriculum which has 25 years of proven success in helping young tobacco users gain strength, health and freedom from nicotine addiction and tobacco dependency.   


NOT for Me offers a six-week program including eight self-paced sessions which may be utilized by youth remotely to best serve those teens who may not feel comfortable participating in a group format.  The program is available at no cost.


Youth Cessation Training Course

The free training is a one-hour course that provides an overview for healthcare professionals, school personnel and community members in youth-supportive roles to conduct a brief intervention for teens who use tobacco, especially those at high-risk. Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Youth Tobacco Cessation: Considerations for Clinicians, the course outlines the steps of Ask, Counsel, Treat, and provides guidance, support and best practices for effectively delivering ACT as a brief intervention for adolescents who identify as tobacco users, including e-cigarettes.

Cortland County Teen Intervene


Teen Intervene is an evidence based, time-efficient one-on-one program involving 2-3 one hour sessions.

This program is FREE for teens having trouble associated with drugs (including vaping) or alcohol.

The program helps the teen learn new skills that promote healthier behaviors and take responsibility for self-change.


If interested please contact Melissa Simmons at 

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Whatever your reason is to quit, we can help. The Butt Stops Here© is an award-winning program that has helped thousands to stop smoking, including vaping! Our virtual programs can help you quit    from the comfort of your own home. 

St. Peter's Health Partners, in collaboration with Empire Blue Cross, CDPHP, Ellis Medicine, MVP Health Care, Independent Living Center of the Hudson Valley, and St. Joseph's Health, is offering FREE online sessions of The Butt Stops Here. All you need is a computer, smartphone, tablet, or phone. 


Truth Initiative partnered with the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center to launch BecomeAnEX in 2008 as a free digital resource to help tobacco users quit. This resource includes an active social community, text and email messaging support, expert guidance and interactive quitting tools.


Includes tools, tips and texting programs geared for various audiences including teens, vets, and pregnant women.



The quitSTART app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

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Click here for resources on pediatric and school-based youth cessation

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