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 accredited program, with additional training on adolescent cognitive and psychosocial development from 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. Coaching helps teens develop a quit plan, identify triggers, practice refusal skills and receive ongoing support for changing behaviors.
- • Self-help and educational materials designed for teens, with input from teens.
- • Additional support by phone, by text message or by online chat.
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.