Campaign For A Smoke Free Union


Smokers Need Support From Many Directions to Quit

Effective smoking cessation interventions require coordinated efforts to foster and support smoking cessation as an integral element of health care delivery. These interventions require the support of a variety of interested parties, including physicians, family and friends, IAFF and affiliates and insurance companies. IAFF affiliates are crucial to the success of this program. Local leaders can help to create a supportive environment in every firehouse and can also advocate in favor of ensuring that smoking cessation treatments are covered under IAFF affiliate health insurance plans.


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. Telephone: 1-800-QUIT-NOW
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American Cancer Society
Information about the health risks of smoking, treatment options and how to quit.
Telephone: 1-800-ACS-2345
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American Legacy Foundation
Information about “EX,” an American Legacy Foundation smoking cessation program, and links to resources on quitting smoking.
Telephone: 202-454-5555
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American Heart Association & American Stroke Association
Information about the heath risks of smoking, guides to quit smoking and links to personal counseling and support.
Telephone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1
Telephone: 1-888-4-STROKE
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American Lung Association
Information about lung disease research and treatment, quitting smoking and tobacco control programs.
Telephone: 1-800-LUNG-USA
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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
Telephone: 1-800-CDC-INFO
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My Time To Quit
General information about how to quit.
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National Cancer Institute
Information about smoking-related cancer.
Telephone: 1-800-4-CANCER
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Nicotine Anonymous
Offers a free 12-step program and meetings to help individuals quit smoking.
Telephone: 1-877-879-6422
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Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
Online materials and information, including resources for health care professionals.
Telephone: 1-800-QUITNOW
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