Helpful Resources
Resources that can help you quit and stay quit
Resources that can help
you quit and stay quit
There are hundreds of programs, telephone quitlines, websites, apps, and other tools available to help you quit and stay tobacco-free. Many resources are free or low-cost. Here is a partial list to help you get started.

Do you feel most comfortable with face-to-face support from a health professional, or a group of others who quit with you? Are you more comfortable online, or talking on the telephone? There are dozens of ways for you to get support while you quit.

Telephone Quitlines:

Quitlines are staffed by counselors who provide helpful information, advice, and support. If you are ready to quit using tobacco, quitlines can help.

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
    1-800-332-8615 for the hearing-impaired

    Call this toll-free telephone number to connect to your state quitline for counseling and information about quitting tobacco. Quitline services and hours vary by state. For more information about your state quitline, click here.

  • 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

    National Cancer Institute quitline provides information on how to quit, in both English and Spanish. Services are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m (Eastern).

  • 1-855-QUIT-VET (1-855-784-8838) (For Veterans)

    Quitline for veterans receiving health care through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Services are available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. (Eastern). The quitline is closed on Federal holidays.

CDC/NCI Smoking Quitlines:
  • 1-855-335-3569 (Spanish)
  • 1-800-383-8917 (Chinese)
  • 1-800-556-5564 (Korean)
  • 1-800-778-8440 (Vietnamese)
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Local Resources:

Many local hospitals and clinics offer quit-smoking programs. Ask your doctor or other health-care provider for a recommendation.

Your state health department is another resource to finding support closer to home.

You are not alone – join an online community.

  • Smokefree.gov: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

    Join a support community to help you or someone you care about with tips and support to be tobacco-free.

  • Smokefree Women (For Women): Facebook, Twitter, YouTube

    Connect with women who are trying to quit and stay quit by sharing stories, tips and encouragement.

  • Join a community of people who have decided to quit. You can read or post advice, or find an online support group.

Get quit support on your phone

Mobile Text Messaging Services:
  • Provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help you quit and stay quit.

  • SmokefreeMom (For Pregnant Women)

    Provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help pregnant women quit and stay quit.

  • SmokefreeVET (For Veterans)

    Provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help veterans quit and stay quit.

Smartphone Apps:
  • Smokefree.gov: QuitGuide

    Free app that provides insight into what to expect when you quit.

  • Smokefree.gov: QuitSTART

    Free app that provides tips, inspiration, and challenges to help you quit and live a healthier life.

Other tools available online
  • This site from the National Cancer Institute provides free information and professional help to people trying to quit smoking. This site is also available in Spanish.

  • Smokefree Teen (For Teens)

    This site combines content available on smokefree.gov with additional content and resources especially for teens.

  • Smokefree Women (For Women)

    This site combines content available on smokefree.gov with additional content and resources especially for women.

  • Smokefree Vet (For Veterans)

    This site combines content available on smokefree.gov with additional content and resources especially for veterans.

  • You Can Quit 2 (For Military Personnel)

    This site, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense, helps U.S. service members and veterans quit tobacco.

  • This site from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides free information and tools for quitting.

  • This site helps you "re-learn your life without cigarettes," and helps you develop a free personalized quit plan.

  • This site provides quitting advice, the latest research and news on tobacco use, publications to order, and an array of useful links. This site is also available in Spanish.

  • In partnership with the Schroder Institute, this site provides the latest facts and analyses on the most important issues in tobacco and substance use.

  • National Institutes of Health: Smokeless Tobacco: A Guide for Quitting

    This booklet includes reasons to quit, addresses myths about smokeless tobacco, and helps you develop a plan for quitting.

  • American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

    This site provides information about smokeless tobacco, reasons for quitting, and information to help you quit.

  • American Academy of Family Physicians: Smokeless Tobacco: Tips on How to Stop

    This site provides brief tips to help you quit smokeless tobacco.

  • National Cancer Institute Funded: My Last Dip

    This site provides access to participate in a study to evaluate ways to help people quit using smokeless tobacco.

  • National Cancer Institute: SmokefreeVet

    This site provides resources to help adult dippers, who are also veterans, quit smokeless tobacco.

  • University of Michigan: Quitting Smokeless Tobacco

    This site provides information on the health consequences of smokeless tobacco and resources to help quit smokeless tobacco.

  • This site provides information on the facts about chewing tobacco and other forms of smokeless tobacco.

  • Smokefree Teen has free text message programs that provide 24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement to help individuals become and stay tobacco free.

  • Project EX is for high school youth ages 14-19 and includes programming for a clinic and classroom setting developed by University of Southern California Institute for Prevention Research.

  • Not On Tobacco (N-O-T) is the American Lung Association's (ALA's) voluntary program for teens (ages 14-19) who want to quit smoking.

  • Keepin' It Fresh is an online program for middle and high school students developed by Pro-Change, a company that offers behavior change programs.

  • This is Quitting is a free mobile program from Truth Initiative designed to help young people quit vaping.

  • Project CONNECT® is a nicotine cessation and reduction program developed specifically for adolescents by Caron Treatment Centers.

  • CONNECT 5 is a nicotine reduction and cessation digital experience from Caron Treatment Centers. It is for youth ages 13-18 delivered in five weekly modules that is designed to help youth make a positive impact on their health.

  • Tips from the American Cancer Society and CDC for parents to help keep kids tobacco-free.

  • In school program for high-school aged youth.

  • In school program for youth in grades 5-9.

  • Guidance from the CDC on what to know about e-cigarettes as well as information about free resources.

  • Guidance from the American Association of Pediatricians that provides information about e-cigarettes, impact on youth and suggestions for protective factors.

  • Guidance from the Surgeon General for how to talk to your kids about e-cigarettes.

  • Information from the CDC about e-cigarettes and youth.

  • Information from the CDC intended for adults who educate or serve youth ages 11 – 18 (teachers, youth ministers, coaches, scout leaders, etc.).

  • A vaping cessation program for teens and young adults.

  • A program from the Truth Initiative to help young people quit vaping.