Vaping and Family Engagement Resources Provided in Smoke Free Families Project

Adolescent vaping rates have continued to climb, as research from changes occurring between 2018 and 2019 found significantly more teens vaped during the previous 12 months. Also troubling is a significant increase in the overall number of teens who have tried vaping as early as 8th grade. See the entire article by clicking here.

The Ohio AAP is addressing smoking and vaping for the entire family through the Smoke Free Families (SFF) learning collaborative. Resources are provided to increase discussions and referrals to quitting resources for all families in the practice, including vaping education. 100% of practices in a previous wave of SFF have reported that these resources have improved their ability to counsel adolescents and their families on vaping. The project also provides free reminder postcards for patient engagement during COVID-19, and training on referring families to the Ohio Quit Line to receive free tobacco cessation services.

Wave 4 of SFF is accepting new practices now to kick-off this fall. Practices who enroll now can receive FREE vaping education cards, postcards, and other resources immediately, and additional resources throughout their participation. To learn more, visit or contact Hayley Southworth at

Enrollment is open now, with practice coaching and program kick-off at your convenience any time before December 2020. No travel required – we offer virtual practice support! Receive free access to resources and tools including:

  • Easy data collection tool that requires NO CHART REVIEWS
  • 25 points of MOC IV credit awarded with program completion by June 2021
  • Up to $1,000 in resources for all of your families – like Quit Line referral assistance, sleep sacks, technology assistance, and printed materials
  • Networking opportunities with providers interested in smoking cessation
  • Personalized quality improvement coaching and Ohio AAP resources

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