Resources for Tobacco-Free and Vaping-Free Schools

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.    

Healthier Generation, in collaboration with the CVS Health Foundation and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, is providing access to resources to strengthen district policies, support tobacco-free and vaping-free environments, and prioritize the use of restorative practices to curb tobacco use.

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.

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


Tobacco and Vaping Prevention

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.

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.

Tobacco and Vaping Cessation

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.

The quitSTART app

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

Tobacco-Free Schools

MY Healthy Future

A free course for students caught vaping or thinking about going vape-free.

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. 
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