Teenagers who smoke are in the minority.

  • 27.3 percent of N.C. high school students currently use any tobacco product.
  • 20.9 percent use currently use e-cigarettes.
  • 5.7 percent currently smoke cigarettes.
  • Teens who use tobacco are taking a great risk of dying an early death from one of the many diseases (cancer, heart disease, lung disease) that are caused by tobacco use.
  • If you are interested in quitting, there are resources out there just for teens.

This is Quitting

This is Quitting is a Truth Initiative texting cessation program to help teens and young adults quit e-cigarette use of vaping.

To participate, text "DITCHVAPE" to 88709. Parents and other adults looking to help young people quit should text "QUIT" to (202) 899-7550.


QuitlineNC provides the coaching and support that can help you quit. They can send you materials in the mail and offer other tools to help you get started on your tobacco-free life. Quit Coaches have experience working with teens and know how to help you quit.


Aspire is an interactive smoking prevention and cessation program for teens that takes to you various parts of the program based on where you are with your tobacco use.

Smokefree TXT

Smokefree TXT is a free mobile service designed for teens across the US. It provides 24/7 advise, encouragement and tips to help teens stop smoking for good.

NC Youth Tobacco Survey