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teen nicotine cessation program

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

STAND tobacco cessation 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. 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 consists of five 60-minute sessions, one session a week for five weeks. The next program starts on January 23 and goes through February 20, 2023. 

To register for the program:

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.