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When It’s Too Late For Prevention: What do I do? Where do I go?

by | Mar 5, 2024 | RE@L StudentCorner | 0 comments

‘You can pay me now or pay me later.’ It’s the inspiration behind our April 3, 2022 RE@LBlog post which focused on a commitment to proactive, preventive education about vaping BEFORE kids start. At RE@L, Inc. we are all about investing UPFRONT in the time and resources necessary for prevention instead of attempting to punish students into submission. It’s why we developed RE@L’s anti-nicotine, anti-vaping, anti-smoking curriculum, 1Up On Vaping™.

But what does one do when the time for prevention has passed and it is time to address the elephant in our personal living room: a nicotine habit with no signs of stopping? How do individuals seek assistance in their journey to quit using nicotine whether it be through combustibles or the vapes or the e-cigarettes? Below are links to websites which include resources that one might consider:

For those who struggle with nicotine addiction, we stand behind you with compassion. We wish for you a wholesome journey of cessation which improves your health and your well-being. In so doing, you can help us join the worthy fight against nicotine addiction now and for generations to come.


Randy Nelson


Randy Nelson is a retired educator of 38 years. He served students as a high school speech, theater, and English teacher. He served colleagues as a director of curriculum and instruction; and, most recently he served the La Crosse, WI school district as its superintendent of schools. He has a strong leadership track record promoting choice and innovation via unique community partnerships. He currently serves RE@L, inc as its Director of Education.