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teen nicotine cessation program

Tobacco and secondhand smoke are known to cause a number of diseases, including asthma, in children.

STAND program

The objective of the STAND, or "stop tobacco and nicotine dependency" program are to help teens stop using tobacco and nicotine and to choose healthy attitudes and behaviors. This program is not designed to address the use of THC or other substances. The following topics are discussed through the use of videos, visual aids, monitoring devices and role-playing:

  • Goal-setting
  • Problem-solving
  • Stress reduction
  • The effects of tobacco and nicotine use (including vaping), second-hand smoke, and advertising
  • Setting a quit day, symptoms of recovery and nicotine replacement

The teen STAND program at Dayton Children's is held on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm during the following program dates.

Program dates

Registration deadline

July 8 to July 29, 2024

July 1, 2024

September 9 to September 30, 2024

September 2, 2024

November 4 to November 25, 2024

October 28, 2024


To register for the program:

If your child has become dependent on THC or other substances and you're looking for support in helping them quit, please contact our Mental Health Resource Connection to get connected with the appropriate services.

tips to help you quit tobacco

  • Set a quit date
  • Talk to your physician
  • Tell your family, friends and co-workers that you are trying to quit and ask for support
  • Deal with cravings by:
    • Doing something else, like taking a walk
    • Drinking lots of water
    • Doing deep-breathing exercises
    • Delaying - the urge will pass

did you know?

  • Each day in the U.S. about 2,000 youth under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette. And, more than 300 youth under 18 years of age become daily cigarette smokers.
  • As of fall 2019, there are 1,604 lung injury cases reported from 49 states and 1 US territory. 34 deaths have been confirmed in 24 states. All reported patients have a history of e-cigarette product use or vaping.
  • The number of middle and high school students using e-cigarettes rose from 2.1 million to 3.6 million in 2018 - a difference of about 1.5 million youth.
  • JUUL programs targeted children as young as those in third grade by funding summer camps, visiting schools, and paying community and church groups to distribute their materials.
  • Early nicotine use can harm brain development, alter nerve cell functioning and increase the risk of young people smoking cigarettes.


contact us

The pulmonary department’s triage nurses are available by phone at 937-641-3376 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer patient questions . After hours, call 937-641-3000 to reach the hospital’s operator and ask for the pulmonologist on call.