Maine Quit Vaping & Support Services
My Life, My Quit
Text “Start My Quit” to 36072, MyLifeMyQuit.com, or 1-855-891-9989
My Life, My Quit is a free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including smoking, vaping, or chewing. Tailored quit coaching is available via text, web chat and phone.
1-800-QUIT-NOW or MaineQuitLink.com
The Maine QuitLink offers free, confidential quit coaching and medication for Maine residents who use tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Individuals can choose from a variety of digital and phone based programs to meet them where they are in their quitting process.
- E-Cigarette Rack Card – Breathe Easy
- ENDS & Vaping Infographics (series through CTIMaine.org)
- The CDC’s primary recommendation for information on youth and e-cigarettes is the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults. This website includes links to the complete report and a host of helpful resources like this interactive website developed in conjunction with the release of the report and this fact sheet for practitioners.
- E-cigarette Ads and Youth – Information from the 2016 SGR Report was highlighted in the CDC Vital Signs monthly report. The website includes a section on what states and communities can do to take action and also includes other resources like these infographics.
- Vaporized: Youth and young adult exposure to e-cigarette marketing –The Truth Initiative assessed the unrestricted marketing environment for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and its reach among 13–21 year olds in 2014. View report here
- Stanford Medicine Tobacco Prevention Toolkit: e-Cigarettes/Vape Pens “Crash Course” – This module provides an understanding of the inner workings of e-cigarettes, the content of the aerosols they produce, and thirdhand smoke. It’s broken down into 5 units, each of which explore e-cigarettes in-depth. Click HERE for a PPT presentation about “juuling” and be sure to see the notes section for more info and descriptions of each of the slides, from the above toolkit
- American Cancer Society Position Statement on Electronic Cigarettes – The American Cancer Society Board of Directors approved the following position statement on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in February 2018. The position statement will be used to guide ACS’s tobacco control and cessation efforts as it relates to these products.
- “JUUL and Youth: Rising E-Cigarette Popularity”, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids – The term “electronic cigarettes” covers a wide variety of products now on the market, from those that look like cigarettes or pens to somewhat larger products like “personal vaporizers” and “tank systems.” Instead of burning tobacco, e-cigarettes most often use a battery-powered coil to turn a liquid solution into an aerosol that is inhaled by the user. One e-cigarette device, called a JUUL, has become increasingly popular in recent years.
- Tobacco Products & Health Harms: Electronic Cigarettes – Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Fact Sheets
- “Reasons for Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students” — National Youth Tobacco Survey, United States, 2016 | CDC MMWR (February 2018)
- “How to Help Adolescents Quit Smoking” – The 2008 Update to the PHS Clinical Practice Guideline on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence recommends for the first time that adolescent smokers be provided with counseling interventions to aid them in quitting smoking. (US Public Health Service/National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Office on Smoking and Health)
- “A national evaluation of community-based youth cessation programs: end of program and twelve-month outcomes.” – Abstract, American Journal of Community Psychology, 2013.