Want to Talk to an Expert About Quitting? 3 Ways to Get the Support you Need to be Smokefree

Monday, July 15, 2013

You don’t have to go through quitting alone. And although your friends and family are great, there may be times when you want to talk to an expert. Here are some ways to get the help you need.

  • By instant messaging
    Receive information and advice about quitting smoking through real-time text messaging with a National Cancer Institute smoking cessation counselor. Support via LiveHelp Exit disclaimer is offered in English only, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.


  • By telephone (Quit Now)
    For help from the National Cancer Institute: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848). Exit disclaimer This toll-free telephone number connects you to The National Cancer Institute’s trained counseling and information about quitting smoking in your state. Counselors are available to provide information and help with quitting in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

    Your state has a toll-free telephone quitline. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) to get one-on-one help quitting, support and coping strategies, and referrals to resources and local cessation programs. You can also call your state quitline.

  • For Military Personnel and Their Families
    Quit smoking resources and education for members of the U.S. military and their families, at Quit Tobacco. Make Everyone Proud Exit disclaimer is a quit smoking resource for members of the U.S. military and their families, sponsored by the Department of Defense.


  • Women Who Quit
    Sometimes the best advice comes from women who are going through the same thing you. Check out our Smokefree Women Facebook page. Exit disclaimer There’s a lot to learn, a lot to share, and you may even be inspired to begin your own quit journey.

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