Tobacco Prevention Resources

The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC)

  • The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) is an international, non-profit membership organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. NAQC seeks to promote evidence-based quitline services across diverse communities in North America. Quitlines are telephone-based tobacco cessation services that help tobacco users quit. Today, residents in all 10 provinces and two territories in Canada, Mexico, and all 50 U.S. states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the District of Columbia have access to quitline services.

National Jewish Health Launches Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program

  • My Life, My Quit program includes educational materials designed for teens and created through focus groups with teens, subject matter experts and community stakeholders. Teens can text or call a toll-free number (1.855.891.9989) dedicated specifically for teens, or they can visit mylifemyquit.com for real-time coaching. Through the program, teens work with a coach who listens and understands their unique needs, provides personalized support, and helps them build a quit plan to become free from nicotine.

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

  • Tobacco Free Schools Enforcement Strategies (PDF - 124KB)

    • Use of all tobacco products including vaping devices on school property is prohibited under Colorado's Tobacco Free Schools law. Adopting a school building level policy can help ensure adequate communication and consistent and timely enforcement of the policy. Frequent communication - including prominently placed signage, letters to parents, announcements made during school events and athletic activities -  the key to successful tobacco-free school district policy compliance.

Georgetown University (School of Nursing & Health Studies)

  • NEW - - Nurses Explore the Health Effects of Vaping

    • The Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies has noted disturbing trends in youth tobacco use.  Georgetown observes that published research on leveraging e-cigarettes as harm reduction doesn’t take into account those who start vaping as an entry into nicotine use.

Rocky Mountain Center for Health (RMC Health)

  • Tobacco-Free Schools Policy Checklist Toolkit

    • Colorado Tobacco-free Schools Policy Checklist Toolkit (2010) created by the Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment's State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership.

    • The Colorado Tobacco-free Schools Checklist Toolkit includes tools and strategies to assist Colorado schools in developing and implementing comprehensive tobacco-free policies. The Check-list provides:

      • Guidance to make sure that policy meets or exceeds the standards of Colorado's Tobacco-free Schools Law

      • Best practices for communicating tobacco policies and procedures

      • Best practice resources and programs for tobacco prevention and cessation

      • Resources to assess tobacco use behavior around the school

      • An activity to assess where signage is located on school property

      • Communication tips

      • Strategies for enforcement

  • Second Chance - Tobacco Suspension Alternative - Free Online Colorado Program

    • Second Chance is a FREE on-line, interactive, and self-directed alternative to suspension program for teens who violate tobacco policy at school, or tobacco law in the community. The program can also be used with teens who are experimenting with tobacco, but have not violated any policy or law. Teens can be referred to Second Chance by staff in schools, local health agencies, and youth-serving organizations.

    • Informational Flyer

    • Administrator's Start-Up Guide

    • Contacts:

      • Kathi Pappas - K-12 Tobacco Prevention Initiative Consultant, Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion & Education: 303.503.7967 | secondchance.rmc@gmail.com 

      • Laurie S. Schneider, MPH, Project Director, K-12 Tobacco Prevention Initiative, Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion & Education: Phone: 303.867.9116 | lauries@rmc.org

The Real Cost Campaign

  • Launched by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in March 2014

  • Every day in the United States, more than 3,200 youth under age 18 smoke their first cigarette - and more than 700 youth under age 18 become daily smokers - highlighting a critical need for stronger, targeted youth tobacco prevention efforts. To combat this critical issue, FDA's first youth tobacco prevention campaign, "The Real Cost" targets at-risk youth aged 12-17 who are open to smoking or already experimenting with cigarettes.

  • Free campaign materials available on the website include fact sheets, posters, postcards, social media content, and ads for print, television, radio and websites.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

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