National Cancer Institute provides accurate, up-to-date information and professional assistance to help support the needs of people trying to quit smoking. Available resources include SmokefreeTXT, a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults who are trying to quit; free quit smoking apps; an online chat feature; quizzes and printable resources.
State Quitlines (US): For help from your state quitline, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). This is a free service to help people stop smoking or quit other forms of tobacco use. Calling this number will connect you directly to your state quitline, with trained coaches who provide information and help with quitting.
The American Cancer Society provides free web-based and downloadable resources to help tobacco users quit smoking. Its “Guide to Quitting Smoking” has information about the benefits of quitting, available medications that may help, setting a quit date, and managing withdrawal symptoms.
The American Heart Association gives information on quitting smoking including benefits of quitting, medications, dealing with urges, and other resources.
The American Lung Association has resources for smokers interested in quitting including cessation tips and information about their Freedom from Smoking program, as well as tips for family members and friends supporting someone in their quit attempt.
BecomeAnEX takes a digital approach to tobacco cessation. Developed by Truth Initiative in collaboration with Mayo Clinic, this mobile-optimized program allows engagement via email, text, and in a thriving social network. It’s free for individuals, and employers and health plans can add services including online chat with a coach.
The National Cancer Institute’s“Skip the Dip” webpage lists tips for quitting smokeless tobacco/dip, including dealing with triggers, managing cravings and handling mood changes.
The Asian Smokers Quitlineprovides services in four languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese). ASQ provides information to friends and family members of tobacco users and resources for cessation. The program is run by the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego.