Not On Tobacco

Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is the American Lung Association’s voluntary smoking cessation program for teens 14-19. Over the 10-week program, participants learn to identify their reasons for smoking, healthy alternatives to tobacco use, and people who will support them in their efforts to quit.

The best thing about N-O-T? It really works. N-O-T is a structured approach to smoking cessation based on the social cognitive theory. Studies of 12,000 teens participating in the N-O-T program nationally found that approximately 90 percent of the teens enrolled in the N-O-T program either quit smoking or cut back.

N-O-T is recognized by several federal agencies:

The American Lung Association in Colorado provides a one-day training for school counselors, nurses, teachers and others to implement N-O-T at their high schools or youth-based organizations. We also provide ongoing support to facilitators and FUNDING to schools for course curriculum and materials, student incentives.

Follow the links below for more information.

See N-O-T videos online!

30-second youth commercial

Video for school faculty (clip)

Contact Keith Cooper at to order a N-O-T promotional DVD.

Apply for funding to offer the N-O-T program at your high school or youth-serving organization.

N-O-T Facilitator Training Registration

Colorado N-O-T Online Reports
Colorado N-O-T Budget Form

How effective is N-O-T?
Full disclosure of Colorado's stats
2010-2011 brief report (PDF)

2010-2011 Program Summary (PDF)

2011-2012 Program Summary (PDF)

2012-2013 Program Summary (PDF)

Program locations
Colorado high schools currently offering the N-O-T program, listed by county (Word DOC)

Youth cessation links
Online resources to help stop teen smoking.

For more information, contact Keith Cooper at  or call 303-847-0285

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