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Smoking Cessation Self Management: Tools For Staying Tobacco Free

Ways to Stay Smoke Free (National Cancer Institute)

This site provides tips and links to additional resources to stay smoke free.

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Tips from Former Smokers (CDC)

This CDC campaign shows real people who have been affected by smoking and provides resources to get help quitting.

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Tips for Quitting and Staying Smokefree (The Foundation for Smoke Free America)

This link provides numerous tips and tricks to quitting smoking, including toll-free hotlines and links to additional resources.  Tips are provided by Patrick Reynolds, grandson of the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company, who saw many family members die of tobacco related diseases, and had his own personal struggle with tobacco addiction.

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LiveHelp Chat (National Cancer Institute)

This link provides live, online assistance to people in search of quitting smoking or learning more about cancer.  LiveHelp is available Monday-Friday , 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Click here for this link in Spanish.


Phone Support (National Cancer Institute)

877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848)

The National Cancer Institute’s trained counselors provide information and support for quitting in English and Spanish.  Call Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm EST.

800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)

Call this number to connect directly with your state’s quitline staffed by counselors who are trained to help smokers quit.  Hours of operation vary by state.

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Become an Ex (Truth Initiative)

This unique site allows smokers to create a plan to quit smoking, and support. Their philosophy is not to just quit smoking but to “re-learn life without cigarettes.”  It also connects smokers to a community of ex-smokers who can offer support to quit and stay tobacco free. 

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Smoke Free Text Messaging (National Cancer Institute)

Smokers can get 24/7 support on quitting smoking, including advice and encouragement.

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QuitSTART App (National Cancer Institute)

This free app is made for teens, but adults can use it too.  This app gives the smoker tailored tips, inspiration and challenges to help quit smoking and lead a healthier life.

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What you Need to Know about Smoking and Health Insurance (HealthMarkets Insurance Agency)

This site provides information on health insurance rates for smokers.

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