6 Long Branch Food Pantry Benefit Concerts This Weekend; Free Help For Teens With Quitting Vaping

Sources: Brighton Bar NJ; TapInto New Jersey

The weekend of March 12-14 2021, Minister’s Entertainment and the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ will host Foodstock3, their annual local New Jersey food bank benefit.

Admission is $10 for each of six shows. Tickets are available online at TicketWeb, and should be purchased in advance due to crowd size limits. Non-perishable food donations are also encouraged.

With youth e-cigarette use now at epidemic proportions, and teen vaping on the rise in New Jersey, Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey has partnered with Truth Initiative to offer its This is Quitting quit vaping text message program to NJ’s teens and young adults.

The first-of-its-kind innovative program was created with input from teens, college students, and young adults who have attempted to or successfully quit e-cigarettes. The program is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting vaping.

Young people who are looking to quit vaping can enroll in This is Quitting by texting VAPEFREENJ to 88709. Enrolled participants will receive one support text per day prior to and at least 60 days after their quit date. Users can receive on-demand support for cravings, stress, slips, and a desire for more tips or inspiration in addition to their scheduled interactive messages.

The program can also send at least four weeks of messages focused on building skills and confidence to prepare for quitting. Upon completion of the program, users will receive periodic text messages and may continue to use supportive keywords for as long as needed.

More than half of This is Quitting participants (60.8%) report that they had reduced or stopped using e-cigarettes after just two weeks.

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