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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!


Drop The Vape

DropTheVape is a free text-based youth vaping cessation service for youth ages 13-17 and young adults ages 18-24 provided by the New York State Department of Health. The service is evidence-based and was developed by the Truth Initiative® with input from young people who wanted to quit vaping.  The messages show the benefits and challenges of quitting, to help young people feel motivated, inspired, and supported throughout their quitting process. To date the initiative has helped more than 600,000 young people nationally on their journey to quit vaping.

Young people can access the service by texting DropTheVape to 88709.

The NYS Department of Health also developed posters, palm cards, and rack cards for middle schools and high schools/young adults. Free materials are available here to view and download and print.

*For adults seeking help quitting vaping, contact the

New York State Smokers' Quitline

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


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 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 

TST BOCES offers Teen Intervene for various Tompkins County schools. The evidence-based program for youth (ages 12-19 years old) suspected of experiencing mild or moderate substance use, covering all drugs with a special focus on alcohol, cannabis and tobacco use.

{TST BOCES covers all BOCES programs, Dryden, Lansing, Newfield, Trumansburg, Boynton Middle School & DeWitt Middle School at Ithaca City School District}


If interested please contact Brandi Remington @

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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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