Youth report using a diversity of tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigarillos, hookah, smokeless tobacco, and a variety of new and emerging products. Nicotine exposure during youth can harm the developing adolescent brain and can lead to a lifetime of nicotine addiction and tobacco use. Nicotine exposure can also prime the adolescent brain for addiction to other drugs. Helping youth quit using tobacco products is critical for protecting their health now and in the future.
Below is a list of tools and resources for those seeking to help youth quit tobacco use. Through this page, parents, educators, healthcare professionals and others who work with young people can find the latest information, resources, and programs created specifically for youth tobacco cessation.
For information on how to prevent youth tobacco use, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides data, reports and other resources on youth tobacco prevention as well as information about youth e-cigarette use and prevention.