Smoking/Vaping/Tobacco Cessation

The Maine AAP is working with the Maine Public Health Association, the Maine Lung Association, Heart Association and Cancer Action Network, Tobacco Free Kids, MaineHealth's Center for Tobacco Independence, and others to reduce youth smoking, vaping, and use of other nicotine products. See the 2021 legislative priorities: MPHA Policy Overview for the 130th Legislative Session

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Information on smoking and what you can do to help. Find out what states are doing to keep kids from smoking.

Center for Disease Control Tobacco Program

Maine CDC E-Cigarette Prevention Toolkit

Quit Your Way: Tobacco Cessation — Campaign Toolkit

Vaping: Don't Get Sucked In — Campaign Toolkit

Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Air Quality: This site offers a wealth of information on helping families establish a smoke-free home.

AAP Resources

Tobacco Control and Prevention

EQIPP Course - Focuses on youth nicotine/tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke exposure

History and Definitions of Vaping

5 Vaping Facts You Need to Know

Action Needed: E-cigarettes — Truth Initiative

Electronic Cigarettes

Introduction, Conclusions, and Historical Background Relative to E-Cigarettes

Vaping: Risks and Side Effects

E-Cigarettes and Youth Toolkit for Partners: How You Can Help End the Epidemic

E-cigarettes Shaped Like USB Flash Drives

E-cigarettes use in the United States: reasons for use, perceptions, and effects on health

Know the Risks: E-Cigarettes & Young People

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with the Use of E-Cigarette, or Vaping, Products

Quick Facts on the Risks of E-cigarettes for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

Surgeon General’s Advisory on E-cigarette Use Among Youth

Vaping-Induced Acute Lung Injury

Vaping: What You Need to Know

Presentations on Vaping

Vaping: What Schools can do to Help Our Kids — Slides and recording

Quitting Resources for Families

Teens can text MAINE to 88709 to get help with quitting — a feature from This is Quitting. Maine teens were filmed as a part of this anti-vape movement.

Maine QuitLink: Quit Tobacco Your Way

My Life My Quit for Teens

Talk with Your Teen About E-cigarettes: A Tip Sheet for Parents

Handouts from Maine AAP

Tobacco Control and Prevention — National AAP

Maine Initiatives to Get Involved with

MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence

Vape Free Maine: Maine’s statewide anti-vaping campaign

Other Research for Providers

Pulmonary Illness Related to E-Cigarette Use in Illinois and Wisconsin

Imaging of Vaping-Associated Lung Disease

The 5As of Smoking/Vaping Cessation:

The 5 As Model: This evidence-based approach to tobacco cessation counseling helps providers assess patient readiness to quit.

Toolkit for delivering the 5A’s and 5R’s brief tobacco interventions in primary care