Teen SmokeStoppers Program


Prevention Classes are age-appropriate presentations demonstrating the dangers of smoking, through such techniques as viewing and comparing a healthy preserved human lung to one diseased from smoking.

Statistics:

  • Average age a Connecticut child starts smoking: 11.7
  • 6,000 Connecticut children take up smoking each year
  • 90% of smokers begin before age 18
  • 90% of all lung cancer results from smoking

St. Vincent's Teen SmokeStoppers Program, underwritten by St. Vincent's SWIM Across the Sound, provides free interactive teen smoking prevention and cessation classes in schools throughout the state.

Resources: Teen SmokeStoppers Stats:
The Real Deal About Electronic
Cigarettes ("E_CIGS")

200,000+ Teens Reached
Top Ten Facts about Tobacco 110+ Schools Visited
 Top Ten Ways To Stay Smoke Free 6,500+ Teens Quit Smoking

Additional Resources To Help You Quit

  

 

Prevention Classes are age-appropriate presentations demonstrating the dangers of smoking, through such techniques as viewing and comparing a healthy preserved human lung to one diseased from smoking.


The Cessation Classes consist of eight sessions divided into three stages:

  • Quitters' Countdown
    • Prepares teen smokers psychologically and physically for the quitting experience
  • Learning to Stop
    • Offers the techniques, guidance and structure necessary for cessation during the critical first days of nicotine withdrawal
  • Staying Smoke Free
    • Creates a system that addresses transitional needs and eases the way to permanent cessation

Statistics:

  • Average age a Connecticut child starts smoking: 11.7
  • 6,000 Connecticut children take up smoking each year
  • 90% of smokers begin before age 18
  • 90% of all lung cancer results from smoking

Read article on the SmokeStopper Program at St. Vincent's Medical Center

"Teen SmokeStoppers is a wonderful program that is providing impressive results - not only enhancing health and educating young people. I applaud your efforts."
- Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut State Senator

For more information, contact St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation at (203) 576-5451.

Teen Smoke Stoppers Educators