5 Ways You Didn't Know to Get Expert Advice About Quitting

Sunday, November 25, 2012

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There are many ways to get FREE expert advice and support to help you quit smoking.

  1. Your pharmacist
    Talk to your pharmacist to figure out what method of quitting is right for you. Most pharmacists can answer your questions, give advice, and help you find support in your area. They can even suggest medicine to help you successfully quit.

  2. Telephone counseling
    Call 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848) to talk to the National Cancer Institute’s trained counselors (in English or Spanish) to get information and help with quitting. Counselors are available   Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to connect you to counseling and information about quitting smoking in your state. The National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines website provides an interactive map  that will show you additional resources available in your state.

  3. Text messaging
    Quit on your phone; on your terms. SmokefreeTXT is a mobile service designed to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good.

  4. Instant messaging
    You can receive information and advice about quitting smoking through real-time text messaging with a National Cancer Institute smoking cessation counselor via LiveHelp. This program is offered in English only, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.            

  5. Websites
    There are a variety of quitting programs that you can access through a computer. The National Cancer Institute’s Women.smokefree.gov website offers science-driven tools, information, and support that has helped smokers quit.  The Department of Defense also offers quit smoking resources and education for members of the U.S. military and their families.

Take advantage of these available resources to get your questions answered and get the tips and advice you need to become and stay smokefree.



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