Give Youth a Tobacco-Free Life

Tobacco use is still the leading cause of preventable death and most adults start smoking as teens.

Educating young people about the dangers of tobacco and giving them resources to help them quit can help them live a smoke-free life.

See our resources and guidance to help young people stay healthy and tobacco-free.


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Tobacco Education Resources

Not So Safe: Current information from the Orange County Department of Education about the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids:  Fact sheets and information on Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism for youth.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Reports, fact sheets, and videos created by youth about the negative health effects associated with tobacco.

The Truth: Media campaign with award-winning videos geared toward youth.

Tobacco Cessation Resources

Smokefree Teen: Resources for young people who want to quit smoking.

California Smokers’ Helpline: Telephone counseling, texting program, web-based referrals, and email support for those who are ready to quit smoking.

Resources for Parents

American Lung Association: Tips for talking to kids about smoking along with resources for parents who want to quit smoking.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Adolescent Health: Information for parents who want to talk with their teens about smoking and other important topics.