Resources for Tobacco-Free and Vaping-Free Schools and Communities

Schools and districts nationwide are challenged with creating vape-free and tobacco-free campuses that support students’ health and academic success. Evidence shows that exclusionary discipline, such as suspension or expulsion, does not reduce use of tobacco products and disproportionately impacts students of color.

Our Action Center provides no-cost access to resources that include:

  • The Tobacco-Free District Model Policy that promotes supportive disciplinary practices and alternatives to suspension
  • The Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment, a no-cost, evidence-based tool that helps schools and districts assess their strengths and identify opportunities to advance well-being in 14 interrelated topic areas, including promoting tobacco-free schools
  • Tools to help build your team, create an action plan to track progress, download data reports, and much more
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Tobacco and Vaping Prevention

Vaping: Know the truth

A national youth vaping prevention curriculum to educate students about the dangers of e-cigarette use.

Take Down Tobacco

A free, comprehensive youth advocacy training program created by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in partnership with the CVS Health Foundation.

CATCH My Breath™

A youth e-cigarette, JUUL, and vape prevention program specific to grades 5-12.


A free, bilingual, online curriculum, aligned with National Education Standards and 21st Century Skills, to help teens learn and build skills to avoid tobacco and nicotine.

Tobacco and Vaping Cessation

My Life, My Quit™

This program helps teens develop a quit plan, identify triggers, practice refusal skills, and receive ongoing support for changing behaviors.

The quitSTART app

The app is a free smartphone app that helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.

This is Quitting

A free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping.

N-O-T: Not On Tobacco

Seeks to give teens the resources they need to break nicotine dependency and find healthier outlets.

Tobacco-Free Schools

Build Your Referral Pathway

Connect people to resources in a timely, consistent, and equitable way by implementing a clearly defined referral pathway.

Disposing of E-Cigarette Waste

The Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides considerations for how to classify and dispose of accumulations of e-cigarette waste.

YVAPE Program

YVAPE is a free educational program with phone coaching support for students who have been vaping at school. Available to California public middle and high schools.

Supportive Discipline

Healthy Futures Toolkit

The Healthy Futures/Alternative to Suspension Curriculum is geared for students who are using tobacco products and/or for any students who are interested in trying to quit.

Resources for Families

Talk About Vaping

This public awareness campaign equips parents with the facts about e-cigarettes and support conversations before kids start to vape. 

Looking for support?

Contact Ryan Monroe, Healthier Generation Program Manager, for support, technical assistance, and best practice strategies to build a healthy tobacco-free and vaping-free school environment.

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