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Quitting Alone.

If you decide to quit using tobacco and have questions, need to talk, are ready to plan your quit day, or want to chat online with a counselor, connect with QuitAssist® resources to personalize your path to a tobacco-free life.
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Quitting tobacco.
There's more than one story.

Get inspired and stay motivated during your quit. Explore tips from others who have taken the same journey and successfully quit tobacco.

Your own experiences may vary.
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Neal, a former tobacco user, shares his quitting story
– Neal
Smoked for 25 years, Tobacco-free for 1 year
“The cravings were just amazing. I thought maybe if I smoked a cigarette, it will make it better. But then, I caught myself. I told myself ‘No, that would make it worse. You would just kill all that time that you haven’t smoked.’ So it was like putting one more day between it and my new self.”
– Neal
Smoked for 25 years, Tobacco-free for 1 year
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– Janeil
Smoked for 2 years, Tobacco-free for 1+ years
“The thing that really got me through quitting tobacco products was...”
– Janeil
Smoked for 2 years, Tobacco-free for 1+ years
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– Ashley
Smoke/Vaped for 2 years, Tobacco-free for 2 years
“Know that sometimes we need help and having the resource and having places and people you can go to talk to, that was a blessing.”
– Ashley
Smoke/Vaped for 2 years, Tobacco-free for 2 years
Phillep, a former tobacco user, shares his quitting story
– Phillep
Smoked for 10 years, Tobacco-free for 2 years
“I found that doing something I loved, like working on cars, took my mind off of wanting to smoke. I believe that’s what helped me.”
– Phillep
Smoked for 10 years, Tobacco-free for 2 years
Monica, a former tobacco user, shares her quitting story
– Monica
Smoked for 35 years, Tobacco-free for 3+ years
“Remove yourself as much as possible from those environments. If you just quit smoking, do not go out partying or to a club or bar where everybody is going to be smoking, because it is like dangling a carrot right in front of you.”
– Monica
Smoked for 35 years, Tobacco-free for 3+ years
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Featured Resources

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Smokefree.gov

Free information and professional help from the National Cancer Institute for people trying to quit smoking and dipping. It also includes content and resources specifically for adolescents and women.
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Telephone Quitlines

Toll-Free quitlines are staffed by counselors who provide helpful information, advice, and support in English.
  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW

  • 1-800-332-8615
    (hearing-impaired)

  • 1-877-44U-QUIT

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Live Online Help

Chat online 24/7 with a National Cancer Institute counselor. Get quitting information, tips, ongoing support, and expert advice on staying tobacco-free in the future.

In Their Own Words...

The thing that really got me through quitting tobacco products was music. Music. Music. Music.

That’s just my thing. I can get in the car. I can go driving. And once I’m doing that – tobacco is not on my mind. It’s music. It’s the lyrics. It’s the song. It’s me thinking about success.
– Janeil, North Carolina
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Learn More About QuitAssist

QuitAssist is a free informational resource designed to connect adult tobacco consumers who have decided to quit smoking, vaping, or dipping, with expert quitting information from public health authorities. The U.S. Surgeon General (among others) determined that tobacco products are addictive. It can be difficult to quit using tobacco and many who try to quit do not succeed.
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