As traditional cigarette use in youth continues to decrease, a new generation of nicotine addiction emerges. Education is key to prevent tobacco, e-cigarette and other vaping device use in youth and young adults. Learn more about the risk of tobacco and e-cigarette use, services to quit nicotine addiction, and additional resources.

Youth Workshops

These workshops can customized to variety of audiences.

What's the BIG deal with tobacco? (45 minutes)

This workshops will cover general information about smoking, e-cigarette(s), hookah, and the health and economic impacts.

To Vape or Not To Vape?

(45 minutes)

An interactive discussion for youth and young adults that unveils the truth about using e-cigarettes. This workshop also includes information on whether or not e-cigarettes should be used as a smoking cessation device, ingredients in e-liquid, preventing battery explosions, marketing ads copying Big Tobacco’s playbook, FDA regulations and state policies

Tackling Tobacco

NJ Quitline is a toll free telephone based counseling service for any NJ resident. No parental consent is needed. Call 1-866-657-8677 to connect with a quit coach.

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Smokefree TXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for people across the United States who are trying to quit smoking. There is no additional fee for this service. Text the word QUIT to 47848 from your mobile phone.

Don't Get Vaped In provides accurate information about the risks of e-cigarettes and vaping devices for youth and young adults who may be considering use of these products.

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Tobacco 21

As of November 1st, 2017, New Jersey raised the age for buying  e-cigarettes and all tobacco products to 21 (N.J. Stat. 54:40A-4.1). 95% of adult smokers began smoking by the age of 21, by raising the smoking age, NJ hopes to reduce the number of young adults who become lifelong smokers.

Don't Get Vaped In

NJ Quitline

Smokefree TXT

Resources

Campaign for Tobacco Free

Kids is the leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. 

Truth Initiative speaks, seeks and spreads the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, community activism and engagement, and innovation in tobacco dependence treatment. 

Surgeon General’s Report: Know the Risks – E-cigarettes and Young People addresses e-cigarette use among youth and young adults, adds significant data and analysis to the science of this important public health issue. Surgeon General's Reports are the gold standard of scientific reports, and each is developed and reviewed by hundreds of expert researchers. Additional resources such as FAQ, a tip sheet, and conversation card are available to download.

California’s Tobacco Control Program – Still Blowing Smoke calls out the industry of their market tricks, and tackles the growing concern and potential risk of e-cigarette use in teens.

Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey is funded through the New Jersey Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Free, Nutrition, and Fitness

Contact Information
E |TobaccoFreeNJ@njpn.org 

P | 732-367-0611