Support & Resources

Support and Resources

Whether you've taken the first steps toward quitting, or you are well on your way, you are not alone. The support and experiences of others can be comforting reassurance that, in spite of the difficulties you may face, you can be successful. Arming yourself with a wealth of information and tools can help you through your process. In this section, read personal stories and get additional resources for quitting smoking and staying smoke-free.


Hispanic residents of Pennsylvania can find additional quit smoking resources at Provided as a public service by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Web site features information about tobacco use as well as bilingual resources to help people quit smoking.

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Smoking Fact

When you quit smoking, your risk of stroke decreases steadily. Former smokers have the same stroke risk as nonsmokers after 5 to 15 years.