Teens under 18 are using e-cigarettes at an alarming rate but states are launching anti-vaping and anti-tobacco resources to help them quit.
National Jewish Health, a hospital in Denver, launched the My Life, My Quit tobacco and vaping cessation program Monday for youth under the age of 18.
Teens in nine states — Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah — can call or text the helpline at 1-855-891-9989 or go online to mylifemyquit.com. Teens will then be routed to a trained youth coach who can provide free and confidential live counseling sessions.
In 2018, more than 3.6 million middle and high schoolers used e-cigarettes.