My Life, My Quit
According to the 2017 results of the Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, 40.6% of students in DPS have used a vaping device at some point in their life yet there are limited resources available to help the quit. This summer, National Jewish Health launched the My Life, My Quit program, which is a free and confidential service specifically developed for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including vaping. Teens who participate receive five, one-on-one coaching sessions, self-help and educational materials designed for teens, with input from teens, and additional support by phone, by text message or by online chat. Teens can enroll in the program HERE.
My Life My Quit provides the following tips to help out a teen that is using a tobacco product:
- Let the teen know you are concerned about the impact of tobacco use, including vaping, on their current and long-term health.
- Tell them you want to support their plan to stop and ask if they will sign up for the My Life, My Quit program. Be sure to mention it is free and confidential.
- If they are not willing to enroll right then, provide them with information about how to enroll and let them know they have support to help them quit.
- If a teen is ready to get started, they can text, call or enroll online. It’s fast and simple.
- Some teens may want your help taking the first step of calling or sending the text. But remember, they need to do the work in order to be successful.