An Instagram-based cessation program to help teens quit vaping
Youth vaping is a significant public health concern—from its implications for physical and mental health to its COVID-associated risks. The good news is that 45% of teens who vape want to quit. Traditional cessation programs often fail, so we examined the quitting journey, got rid of the tradition, approached quitting with compassion, and created a brand-new vaping cessation support group for young people called Quit the Hit.
Quit the Hit supports teens and young adults by delivering an evidence-based vaping intervention in a widespread, engaging, socially-supportive manner. The cessation support group is a 30-day intervention that teaches young people how to quit vaping through group chats on Instagram.
Quit the Hit provides 30 days of online vaping cessation support in groups of 10-15 teens with active moderation by a cessation guide.