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Missouri DHSS introduces new program to help youth quit vaping

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services introduced the "My Life, My Quit" program on Monday to stop teen vaping.

The free service is for teens ages 13 to 17.

According to a news release,  those who enroll in “My Life, My Quit” will receive confidential and personalized support from a trained quit coach who helps them build a plan to quit nicotine. The program provides coaching sessions over text, live chat or phone. Teens also earn incentive items along their journey and a completion certificate.

The 2023 National Youth Tobacco Survey found that about 2.1 million youth use e-cigarettes; more than 1-in-4 use them daily. The Truth Initiative's most recent data shows the percentage of high school students using e-cigarettes (19.3%) was more than double the percentage of adults.

To enroll in "My Life, My Quit" text “Start My Quit” to 3607, enroll online at or call 1-855-891-9989.

The program also includes resources and information for guardians, educators and healthcare professionals.

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