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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:

National Women’s Health Information Center:

National Institute On Aging:

U.S. Department of Defense:

National Partnership for Smoke-free Families:

National Partnership to Help Pregnant Smokers Quit:

March of Dimes:

Quitnet.com:

Oral Health of America’s National Spit Tobacco Education Program:

American Legacy Foundation:

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:1-800-227-2345
  • Great Start Quitline (for pregnant smokers): 866-66-START (667-8278)
  • American Lung Association: 800-LUNG-USA (586-4872)
  • Listing of State-Based Quitlines

State-Based Resources

FDA-Approved Smoking Cessation Products

  • Nicotine Gum (commercially available as generic or store-branded nicotine polacrilex gum, Equate, or Nicorette – see http://www.nicorette.com/default.aspx).  It is available as an over-the-counter product.
  • Nicotine Patch (commercially available as Nicoderm CQ – see http://www.nicodermcq.com/).  It is available both over-the-counter and as a prescription medication.
  • Nicotine Inhaler (commercially available as Nicotrol Inhaler – see http://www.nicotrol.com/).  It is available only as a prescription medication.
  • Nicotine Nasal Spray (commercially available as Nicotrol NS – see http://www.nicotrol.com/).  It is available only as a prescription medication.
  • Nicotine Lozenge (commercially available as Nicorette Lozenge Commit – see http://www.nicorette.com/).  It is available as an over-the-counter medication.
  • Bupropion SR (commercially available as Zyban – see http://us.gsk.com/products/assets/us_zyban.pdf).  It is available only as a prescription medication.
  • Varenicline (commercially available as Chantix – see http://www.chantix.com/).  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:

Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and the World Health Organization:

The Cochrane Library:

 

International Resources

Health Canada: Quit Smoking

United Kingdom: Action on Smoking and Health/UK

Pan American Health Organization:  Quit Tips for Individuals

Australia:  Quitter’s Page

World Bank: Tobacco Quitlines

 

Related Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Fact Sheets

In light of the numerous inquiries we receive from individuals looking to quit using tobacco, from concerned parents seeking advice on how to help their children quit, to individuals and organizations concerned about the harms of tobacco use and who want to help, we have assembled a list of resources that should help you in your efforts to become tobacco free.  Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all available quit smoking resources and this listing does not provide information for resources in specific communities, although some of the links can put you in touch with providers and services in your area.  Finally, this listing of services, information and products is meant to be informative and does not constitute an endorsement of these resources or products.