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QUIT SMOKING & VAPING




AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION



AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION



The American Lung Association (ALA) has an extensive stop-smoking campaign, including resources on quitting for individuals and employers. Their Lung HelpLine offers smokers the chance to talk with a nurse or respiratory therapist about all aspects of lung health. They also sponsor "Not on Tobacco" and "Freedom From Smoking," two tobacco support programs.

"Not on Tobacco" targets teens and aims to educate youth about the dangers of smoking to keep teens from starting the habit in the first place. "Freedom From Smoking" is a smoking cessation program that specifically targets adults. Smokers can try the program for free, but there is a cost for premium membership. The program prepares smokers to set a quit date and helps them follow through with quitting and coping with a cigarette-free life.



THE FOUNDATION
FOR A SMOKEFREE AMERICA



THE FOUNDATION
FOR A SMOKEFREE AMERICA



The grandson of tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds founded the Foundation for a Smokefree America after seeing so many of his family members battle smoking-related illnesses. Patrick Reynolds sold off his stock in the tobacco company to launch the foundation in 1989. Since then, he's spoken at middle schools, high schools and universities, and he's even testified before Congress about the dangers of tobacco use. The nonprofit's mission is to "motivate youth to stay tobacco free, and to empower smokers to quit successfully."

The foundation works to educate current and potential smokers, as well as physicians and policymakers, about the dangers of smoking and smoking cessation techniques. They've also worked on media campaigns, like public service announcements starring celebrities aimed at preventing teens from picking up smoking. The foundation even produced an educational video targeting sixth through 12th graders called "The Truth About Tobacco."



MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY


COLLEGE STUDENTS AND SMOKING:
THE CONCERN



Maryville University of St. Louis is a private university based in Town and Country, Missouri, United States. It was originally founded in 1872 by the Society of the Sacred Heart and offers more than 90 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 47 countries.



NICOTINE ANONYMOUS


NICOTINE ANONYMOUS



While it's not directly associated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Nicotine Anonymous applies that same 12-step approach to quitting smoking. It's not a religious or government organization, and it's free to join and attend meetings. Nicotine Anonymous holds in-person meetings, as well as Internet and telephone meetings, to help support smokers who want to quit. Via the group's online search tool, smokers can find meetings in 46 states and in Washington D.C., as well as 38 other countries. If there isn't a meeting in your area, the organization also offers a "Meetings Starter Kit" for smokers who want to start a Nicotine Anonymous meeting in their area.



QUITNET


QUITNET



The online community QuitNet centers on the idea that it's easier to quit smoking with social support. Started in 1995 by a Boston physician, it's now run by Healthways, a for-profit company. It's free to join the community, though they do offer a premium membership for around $10 per month that includes one-on-one counseling, an expanded "Quitting Guide," medication recommendations, and milestone trophies.

The basic program is similar to the EX campaign: You choose a quit date and get support from the site. What makes QuitNet different is that it focuses on community. There's an online forum where you can meet fellow quitters, and you can add "buddies" for additional support. It's also more medication focused. Even basic members have access to the medication guide, which provides information about some of the nicotine replacement options (like the patch) and prescription medications (like Wellbutrin) that can sometimes help a smoker transition off of cigarettes.



VAPING: SMOKE SCREEN
(Big Vape Copying Big Tobacco’s Playbook)



VAPING STUDY
(e-cigarettes More Harmful Than Thought)



5 TRUTHS TO KNOW ABOUT VAPING



7 THINGS E-CIG & VAPE COMPANIES
DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW





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