Winnebago County Health Department

Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) Teen Program

Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) Teen Program

Not on Tobacco (N-O-T) is a tobacco cessation program serving regular smokers 14-19 years of age, who most likely are addicted to nicotine. Based on social cognitive theory, the program trains youth in self-management and stimulus control, social skills and social influence, stress management, relapse prevention, techniques to manage nicotine withdrawal, weight management and peer pressure.The program's 10-session curriculum can be delivered in a school or community setting and is designed to help youth in the following ways:

  • Stop Smoking
  • Reduce the number of cigarettes smoked
  • Increase healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Improve life-management skills

N-O-T is a voluntary, non-punitive program that uses life-management skills to help teen smokers handle stress, decision-making, peer and family relationships. The program also briefly addresses other unhealthy lifestyle behaviors such as alcohol or illegal drug use, as well as, related healthy lifestyle components such as exercise and nutrition.

For more information on the N-O-T program, contact Larry Didier at 815-720-4269 or ldidier@wchd.org.