|There are a number of excellent resources that are readily available to smokers and their families, including: |
1-800-QUIT-NOW is a national router number which accepts callers from throughout the nation and directs them to the appropriate state telephone support Quitline. Quitlines are toll-free telephone centers staffed by trained smoking cessation experts who provide advice and support on how to quit.
Internet address: www.smokefree.org
American Cancer Society
Information about the health risks of smoking, treatment options and how to quit.
Internet address: www.cancer.org
American Legacy Foundation
Information about ‘EX,’ an American Legacy Foundation smoking cessation program, and links to resources on quitting smoking.
Internet address: www.americanlegacy.org
American Heart Association & American Stroke Association
Information about the heath risks of smoking, guides to quit smoking and links to personal counseling and support.
Internet address: www.amhrt.org
Internet address: www.strokeassociation.org
American Lung Association
Information about lung disease research and treatment, quitting smoking and tobacco control programs.
Internet address: www.lungusa.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information about health risks of smoking, tobacco marketing, youth and smoking and tobacco control programs.
Office on Smoking & Health
Internet address: www.cdc.gov/tobacco
My Time To Quit
General information about how to quit.
Internet address: http://www.mytimetoquit.com/
National Cancer Institute
Information about smoking-related cancer.
Internet address: www.cancer.gov
Offers a free 12-step program and meetings to help individuals quit smoking.
Internet address: www.nicotine-anonymous.org
Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
Online materials and information, including resources for health care professionals.
Internet address: http://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/