The program is called This is Quitting, a nationwide texting service. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services and Department of Public Health officials say cessation services such as This is Quitting are critical for young people and emphasized that many will be impacted by the recent federal law increasing the legal age to purchase tobacco and vaping products to 21.
The service is intended for young people ages 13 to 24, and is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting vaping. It was developed with input from young people who have already attempted or succeeded in quitting e-cigarettes.
Participants should text KENTUCKY to 88709 to enroll in the program, which provides up to nine weeks of coaching.