Teen e-cigarette use has significantly increased in recent years and, in 2021, e-cigarettes continue to be the most used tobacco product among teens.1 In Florida, 12.8% of youth still use an e-cigarette, compared to just 1.1% who use conventional cigarettes.2
E-cigarettes are not safe, period. Nicotine is a dangerous and addictive drug.3 The brain develops until about age 25 and is more vulnerable to nicotine’s effects, including reduced impulse control, attention and cognition, and mood disorders.4 It’s more important than ever to support teens who make the decision to quit e-cigarettes.
Tobacco Free Florida is here to help. Our Live Vape Free program empowers adults to become champions for teens looking to quit and arms teens with the tools and resources to help them throughout their quit journey. We want teens and parents to have a place to go to learn about the harms of e-cigarette use, hear from their peers and, most importantly, have a place to act when they are ready.
Live Vape Free provides adults with self-paced online courses, one-on-one coach support and downloadable toolkits to educate them on youth e-cigarette use and arm them with the tools needed to support teens on their quit journeys.
Adults looking to learn more can CLICK HERE for more information.
Adults (ages 18 and older) looking to quit any form of nicotine, including e-cigarettes, can do so with the Quit Your Way program. Tobacco Free Florida offers free and proven-effective tools and services at tobaccofreeflorida.com/quityourway.
Live Vape Free provides teens (ages 13-17) with text support, interactive content and one-on-one coach support to help them quit e-cigarettes. This program is a fun learning experience that’s easy-to-navigate and teaches teens the skills needed to quit. Upon enrollment, the text program conducts an assessment and makes teens set a quit date. Once a quit date is set, teens will continuously receive texts containing relevant content to help them on their quit journey.
To sign up, teens can text VAPEFREE to 873373.