Quitlines and Other Cessation Support Resources

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A broad range of cessation support resources are available for patients who want to quit using tobacco. Combined with your ongoing monitoring, support, and treatment, referring patients to a quitline or other cessation resource can improve their chances of quitting.

  • Quitlines are telephone-based resources available in every US state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. See the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that follow for more information about quitlines.

Free quit help:

In Spanish:

In Asian languages:
Mandarin and Cantonese: 1-800-838-8917
Korean: 1-800-556-5564
Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440

  • Web-Based Support can connect patients to cessation-related links and resources for more information. Examples include:
  • Text Messaging Programs like SmokefreeTXTexternal icon can help patients who need on-demand encouragement.
  • Smartphone Apps may support patients in quitting for good. The National Cancer Institute’s quitSTART app offers tips, information, and challenges to keep app users engaged on their quit journey.
  • Cessation Support Programs, including support groups or intensive counseling, may be available in your health system or local community. Check in your community for more information.
Quitlines Can Help Your Patients Quit Smoking for Good

In addition to your treatment and support, referring your patient to a quitline, like 1-800-QUIT-NOW, can improve their chances of quitting. Quitlines provide free and confidential coaching to help your patients become—and stay—smoke free. Calling a quitline might be just what they need to quit for good. Many thanks to the California Smokers’ Helpline for their participation in the creation of this video.

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Quitlines and Other Cessation Support Resources