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Quitting Smoking

Looking for help in quitting smoking and other tobacco use? Here are some resources you may find helpful. We provide these links for informational purposes. Listing these links does not mean that we endorse these resources or products.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

National Cancer Institute:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

U.S. Surgeon General:

March of Dimes:

Quitnet.com:

Legacy

American Heart Association:

American Cancer Society:

American Lung Association:

Mayo Clinic:

Telephone Quitlines

  • National Hotline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669)
  • National Cancer Institute: 1-877-44U-QUIT (448-7848)
  • American Cancer Society: 800-ACS-2345 (228-2345)
  • American Legacy Foundation: 866-66-START (667-8278) [for pregnant smokers]
  • American Lung Association: 800-LUNG-USA (586-4872)
  • Listing of State-Based Quitlines

State-Based Resources

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Nebraska

New Mexico

New York

Oregon

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

FDA-Approved Smoking Cessation Products

  • Nicotine Gum (commercially available as: Nicorette, Nicorette Mint, Nicorette Orange- also available as generic nicotine polacrilex). It is available only as an over-the-counter product.
  • Nicotine Patch (commercially available as: Nicoderm CQ). It is available both over-the-counter and as a prescription medication.
  • Nicotine Inhaler (commercially available as: Nicotrol Inhaler). It is available only as a prescription medication.
  • Nicotine Nasal Spray (commercially available as: Nicotrol NS). It is available only as a prescription medication.
  • Nicotine Lozenge (commercially available as: Commit). It is available as an over-the-counter medication.
  • Bupropion SR (commercially available as: Zyban). It is available only as a prescription medication.
  • Varenicline (commercially available as Chantix) It is available only as a prescription medication.

Pharmaceutical Company Cessation Resources

Resources for Health Care Professionals, Insurers, and Employers

CDC:

Professional Assisted Cessation Therapy:

Next Generation California Tobacco Control Alliance:

Medline Plus Health Information Center (U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health):

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

 

Evidence-Based Reviews of What Works and What Does Not Work

U.S. Public Health Service:

The Community Guide:

 

International Resources

Canada

United Kingdom

Pan American Health Organization

Australia

World Bank

 

Related Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Fact Sheets