About Smokefree Women

Women.Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking and is designed to try to provide information about topics that are often important to women.

Different women need different resources as they try to quit. The information and professional assistance available on this Web site can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a nonsmoker.

Women.Smokefree.gov allows you to choose the help that best fits your needs. You can get immediate assistance in the form of:

  • An online step-by-step cessation guide

  • Information about a wide range of topics related to smoking and quitting

  • Self-quizzes about important subjects like depression, withdrawal, and relationships

  • Local and state telephone quitlines, 1-800-QUIT-NOW

  • NCI's national telephone quitline, 1-877-44U-QUIT

  • NCI's instant messaging service

  • Publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered

The Web site was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch, Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute.

A number of organizations assisted and/or provided feedback during the development of the site, including:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Office on Smoking and Health

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Division of Reproductive Health

  • Health Canada

  • American Legacy Foundation

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • American Cancer Society

Numerous researchers within the field of tobacco control also contributed to the site. For information about this Web site's contents or technical features, e-mail NCISmokeFreeTeam@mail.nih.gov.


Individuals or organizations wishing to link to Women.smokefree.gov should direct their link to http://women.smokefree.gov. If a description is to be provided with the link, NCI would prefer the following wording: Women.Smokefree.gov (http://women.smokefree.gov) provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of women trying to quit smoking.

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