Join a Youth Coalition (or start one)!

Contact Melony Ison ( for more information.

Speak to organizations in our community about the problems

We will train you! Contact Alice McCaffrey ( for more information

If You Use Nicotine Products, QUIT!

  • SmokefreeTXT - a free text message cessation service that provides 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to teens trying to quit smoking. The initiative is led by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
  • Once they sign up, teens receive text messages timed according to their selected quit date. Following their quit date, they will continue receiving texts for up to six weeks — a critical piece of the SmokefreeTXT service, as research shows that cessation support continues to be important beyond the first few weeks of quitting. Teens can sign up online or text “QUIT” to iQUIT (47848).