Quitting nicotine and tobacco products can be hard and stressful.  However, youth and young adults stand the best chance of being successful if they make a plan and seek support. The resources below were made for youth and young adults who want to end their relationship with nicotine products. 

Online and Phone Support

The Colorado Quitline

  • Serves youth 12 years and older 
  • Free coaching by phone and additional support via email, text, or instant message
  • Young adults 18 years and older may receive nicotine replacement therapy (FDA-approved gum, patches, lozenges etc.)

This is Quitting

  • Text DITCHVAPE to 88709 to enroll
  • Exclusively a quit-vaping text message program for teens and young adults ages 13-24

Truth Initiative Text Program 

  • Text “QUIT” to (202) 804-9884 
  • Offers customized content to give teens and young adults tailored quit tips and resources

Smokefree Teens Website

  • Offers tools and tips to support to teens in quitting smoking 
  • Includes options for chat, text, and apps

My Life, My Quit

  • Text "Start My Quit" to 855.891.9989 or call to talk with a coach who is ready to listen and cheer you on

Doctor or Dentist 

Although nicotine replacement products — such as nicotine gum, patches, inhalers or nasal sprays — weren't designed for teens, they might be helpful in some cases. Ask your doctor or dentist about the options.

School Based Programs

Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) Program

  • 10 week voluntary youth quit program facilitated in schools
  • Ask your school counselor or nurse if N-O-T is being offered in your school