About us

YVAPE is operated by Kick It California (formerly the California Smokers’ Helpline) and is funded by the California Department of Education. The program is directed by Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, professor of Family Medicine & Public Health at UC San Diego.

The original helpline began in 1992 for smoking cessation, and has since been staffed by caring, trained professionals. Clinical trials have shown that the program’s approach can double a smoker’s chance of quitting for good. In 2019, we launched a vaping-specific counseling protocol.

YVAPE is a new program but it is run by the same dedicated staff from Kick It California who apply strategies gained from many years of experience helping teens stop using tobacco products.

Check out one of our quit vaping resources:

SAY "ALEXA, ENABLE

STOP VAPING COACH."

YVAPE

About us

YVAPE is operated by Kick It California (formerly the California Smokers’ Helpline) and is funded by the California Department of Education. The program is directed by Shu-Hong Zhu, PhD, professor of Family Medicine & Public Health at UC San Diego.

The original helpline began in 1992 for smoking cessation, and has since been staffed by caring, trained professionals. Clinical trials have shown that the program’s approach can double a smoker’s chance of quitting for good. In 2019, we launched a vaping-specific counseling protocol.

YVAPE is a new program but it is run by the same dedicated staff from Kick It California who apply strategies gained from many years of experience helping teens stop using tobacco products. Check out one of our quit vaping resources:

SAY "ALEXA, ENABLE

STOP VAPING COACH."