Colorado Teens Can Get Free Help to Quit Tobacco

May 7th, 2021

In February, National Jewish Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new and improved My Life, My Quit program to help Colorado youth get support to quit smoking or vaping.

Young people between the ages of 12 and 17 who use tobacco and nicotine products can sign up to participate confidentially in the My Life, My Quit program, which was specifically designed with young people in mind. My Life, My Quit offers 24/7 hour coaching support to reach teens where they are and provide an easy-to-use, non-judgmental experience. Youth ages 12-17 can simply text “Start my quit” to 36072 to get connected with a coach or to receive quit tips. Online and phone support is also available. 

Nearly half of Colorado youth who smoke or vape report that they’ve tried quitting, which is why it’s important to let them know there are resources that can help them meet their goal.

Enrollment information is available on the program’s website, and coaches can be contacted by calling 855-891-9989 or texting “Start My Quit” to 36072. Learn more >>