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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Youth Tobacco Cessation Resources for Providers

Find resources online such as the Surgeon General’s most recent report, tools to help patients quit smoking, behavioral supports, nicotine replacement recommendations and patient case studies.
345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, Illinois 60143
(800) 433-9016
One-Page Fact Sheet for Clinicians: Advice for Pediatricians
AAP Cessation Resources:

Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program at Columbus Public Health

Free program for pregnant women and caregivers of infants up to 6 months of age to help them quit smoking. Women who take part in the program go to 4 learning sessions and take a monthly breath test. Every month that a mom stays smoke free after their baby is born, they get a free voucher for free diapers and groceries up to 12 months of age.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-2135

Breathing Association

Offers asthma management for services children and adults, a free Lung Health Clinic and a mobile medical unit. Their free Lung Health Clinic is for those who do not have insurance or cannot afford medical care. They also help with winter heating and summer cooling programs through HEAP, water assistance program, electric bill assistance and window air conditioners to those without central air for households who are medically needy. They provide vacuum cleaners and mattress and pillow covers for those in need. Their Quit for Good program provides free weekly tobacco cessation classes, facilitated by a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and ongoing support for 12 months.
788 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
Mobile Medical Unit: (614) 273-2843
(614) 457-4570

Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) Beat the Pack Smoking Cessation Program

A free 6-week smoking cessation program. These sessions are open to anyone who wants to quit smoking. Participants do not have to be a patient of Central Ohio Primary Primary Care to attend the sessions. You can sign-up on their website or call to learn more.

  • 5202 Bethel Reed Park, Columbus, Ohio 43220
  • 655 Africa Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082

(614) 565-1870

My Life, My Quit

A tailored tobacco cessation program for youth under age 18 who want to stop using tobacco products, especially vaping and electronic cigarettes. They offer education materials and trained coaches who will listen and help teens navigate social situations while finding healthy ways to cope with stress, by leading them through five sessions by phone, live texting or chat (enroll online for chat services).
Text ‘Start My Quit’ to 36072

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Substance Use Treatment & Recovery Program (STAR)

Helps teens and young adults with substance use (also called drug use) disorders. People ages 12 to 25 can receive outpatient care at the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Program (formerly called Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction). This program, located in the Livingston Ambulatory Center, is part of the Division of Adolescent Medicine. The STAR team works together with the patient and family to figure out the best plan for treatment. They also work with community partners to provide medical, mental and behavioral health care for every patient. Their tobacco cessation services help teens quit e-cigs, vaping and smoking.
380 Butterfly Gardens Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 355-8614

Nemours Teens Health

This website has a lot of information for teens that covers various health topics such as depression, relationships, staying safe, sexual health, smoking, coping with cliques, binge drinking, dealing with an alcoholic parent, marijuana use, body image and much more. There is also information for parents and educators.

Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)

A 12-step program offering support to those who want to quit cigarettes and other forms of tobacco. People can go online to search for local meetings in their community, in the form of group meetings and even meetings over the telephone or on the internet.
National: (877) 879-6422
Local: (740) 343-5438

Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Offers several free services to the Latino community including homework help, after school programs, summer camps, 24/7 translation and interpretation services, ESL and citizenship classes for adults, a tobacco cessation program, free car seat checks, and a support group for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Main Office: 1535 Bethel Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
  • 5200 Sullivant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43228
  • 220 West Johnstown Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230

(614) 459-6566

Ohio Tobacco Quit Line

Free telephone counseling is available to all Ohio residents interested in quitting smoking or the use of other tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes. Participants in phone counseling may also be eligible to receive up to 8 weeks of free nicotine patches, gum or lozenges. There is also a free Pregnancy Program, specifically designed to help and support pregnant woman who wish to stop smoking. The Pregnancy Program includes incentives for the completion of coaching calls.
Quit Line: (800) 784-8669 or (800)-QUIT-NOW

Smoke-Free Housing in Columbus

Columbus Public Health highlights smoke-free housing options in Columbus, Ohio.
240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 645-7417

Smokefree Teen

Helps teens take control of their health. Smokefree TXT is a free texting service designed to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help teens ages 13-17 stop smoking for good. QuitSTART is a free smartphone app (Apple Store and Google Play) that helps with creating a personalized quit kit, track quitting progress, and provide healthy ways to manage smoking triggers. Visit their website for more information, which also includes live, online chat support, vaping information, tools to handle hard times and much more.

Offers free text messaging programs that give 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips for becoming smoke-free and being healthier (like building skills for healthier eating, physical activity and weight management). Get help from an expert on ways to stop smoking and find a strategy to fit your individual needs (pregnant women, teens, veterans and Spanish speakers).
Text ‘CRAVE,’ ‘MOOD’ or ‘SLIP’ to 47848

  • Text CRAVE if you need help beating a craving
  • Text MOOD if you need an emotional boost
  • Text SLIP if you need help getting back on track after you smoke

This is Quitting Truth Initiative

A free texting program to help teens and young adults quit vaping. To enroll, text ‘DITCHVAPE’ to 88709 to receive motivation, inspiration, and encouraging messages to quit vaping. Teens may also text ‘COPE,’ ‘STRESS,’ ‘SLIP,’ or ‘MORE’ for instant messages. Parents can text ‘QUIT’ to 847-278-9715 to sign up to receive text messages designed specifically for parents of vapers.
900 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
(202) 454-5555

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