Quit Smoking Resources
Quit Smoking Resources
Access the following resources for tools, education and support to help you quit smoking successfully.
Telephone counseling is convenient way for people who have busy schedules or are unable to secure transportation to get support with quitting. Most telephone counseling programs employ specialists who help plan a quit method that fits each person's unique smoking pattern. People who use telephone counseling stop smoking at twice the rate of those who don't get this type of help. Counselors may recommend a combination of methods including prescription or over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy, support classes, and self-help brochures.
- Call 1-800-QUIT NOW for free support with a trained counselor in Pennsylvania, who will talk to you about whether you are ready to quit or just thinking about it. You can request a variety of free services, including self-help materials, a referral list of other programs in your community, and one-one phone counseling to help you quit.
- Call 1-800-ACS-2345 or 1-800-227-2345 to find a Quitline® phone counseling program in your area through the American Cancer Society.
- Call 1-877-44U-Quit to reach the National Cancer Institute's Smoking Quitline which offers counseling by trained professionals.
Pennsylvania Department of Health
The Pennsylvania Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control is a division within the Pennsylvania Department of Health responsible for leading and coordinating strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting nonsmokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.
Find out more at www.dsf.health.state.pa.us
Tobacco Free Kids
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leader in working to reduce tobacco use and its devastating health and economic consequences in the United States and around the world. It offers information on state and federal initiatives, as well as international involvement. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has been honored for its leadership in international tobacco control.
Find out more at tobaccofreekids.org
Information from US Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute featuring "Quit Now" Challenge Blogs — real people quitting tobacco. It also offers what it is like to call 1-800-Quit Now and more information on quitting.
Find out more at 1800quitnow.cancer.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cessation Resource Center
Resources for smoking cessation. Login required.
Find out more at apps.nccd.cdc.gov/crc/
The Office on Smoking and Health
The Office on Smoking and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention distributes pamphlets, posters, scientific reports, and public service announcements about smoking, and maintains a bibliographic database of smoking- and health-related materials. This site offers links to information about the prevention of tobacco use among youth, smoking cessation, and tobacco-related statistics.
Find out more at www.cdc.gov
American Cancer Society Guide to Quitting Smoking
Comprehensive information including detailed content about tobacco and cancer, support, advice, tools and tips to help smokers quit for good.
Find out more at www.cancer.org
American Lung Association Web Site Quit Smoking Action Plan
A step-by-step quit smoking action plan from the American Lung Association.
Find out more at www.lungsusa.org
American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® Clinic
The American Lung Association offers a new way to stop smoking through its Freedom From Smoking® online smoking cessation clinic. The program is based on the Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking® program, which has already helped thousands of smokers quit smoking for good.
Find out more at www.lungusa.org
The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association (AHA) has information on local and community-related intervention programs in schools, workplaces, and health care sites. It also offers brochures on quitting smoking and the relationship between smoking and heart disease.
Find out more at www.americanheart.org
MedLine Plus Information on Smoking Cessation
Information from the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health featuring comprehensive lists of links, research articles, multimedia tools, guides and support.
Find out more at www.nlm.nih.gov
The National Institute on Drug Abuse
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) offers drug abuse and addiction information in English and Spanish. NIDA publications can be ordered from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI).
Find out more at ncadi.samhsa.gov
Provides support to people seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. Group support is available, and recovery is based on the 12 Steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. The website provides a searchable database of meetings by state and country. Internet and telephone meetings are also offered. Publications are available in nine languages: English, Danish, Farsi, French, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
Find out more at www.nicotine-anonymous.org
Thousands of books have been written on the subject of smoking cessation. Each features different approaches, tips and tools. Visit your favorite online bookstore and search on “smoking cessation” to find books that may be of help to you. Below you will find a list of some of the most popular books about quitting smoking:
The Easy Way to Stop Smoking: Join the Millions Who Have Become Nonsmokers Using the Easyway Method
By Allen Carr.
7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life
By The American Lung Association.
How To Quit Smoking Even If You Don't Want To
by Barbara Miller
How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight
By The American Lung Association
Quitting Smoking for Dummies
By David Brizer, M.D.
1,440 Reasons To Quit Smoking: One for Every Minute of the Day...and Night
By Bill Dodds
Quit: Read This Book and Stop Smoking
By Charles F. Wetherall
Get Mad, Get Even, Quit Smoking
By Tony Palmieri
You Can Stop Smoking
By Jacquelyn Rogers
Stop Smoking and Chewing Tobacco for Life Changes
By David L. Johnson and Carole A. Johnson
When you quit smoking, your risk of stroke decreases steadily. Former smokers have the same stroke risk as nonsmokers after 5 to 15 years.