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CDC.gov featured an article on November 9, 2017, that highlighted The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. In addition to urging smokers to quit for one day and to set a date to quit for good, the article also included a specific focus on smokers with COPD. The story from Tips® participant, Becky, a smoker experiencing COPD, was featured.

Also included were five recommendations for quitting smoking and suggestions on how participants could celebrate The Great American Smokeout with others—for example, by participating in social media conversations, calling a quitline, or teaming up with a buddy for encouragement.

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Support to Quit

The following free resources are available to help smokers quit.

  • 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
    Smokers can get free support and advice from experienced counselors, a personalized quit plan, self-help materials, the latest information about cessation medications, and more.
  • 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)
    A free, phone-based service to help Spanish speaking persons quit tobacco use.
  • smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.
  • espanol.smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of Spanish-speaking individuals trying to quit smoking.
  • Tips From Former Smokers profiles real people who are living with serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure.
  • Quit Tobacco is a U.S. Department of Defense-sponsored Web site for military personnel and their families. Sign up for SmokefreeMIL to get 24/7 text support during your quit smoking attempt.
  • Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users: Quit Smoking is an easy-to-read guide issued by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

 


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