Online Guide to Quitting

Preparing to Quit

Other Support

  1. Your state may have a toll-free telephone quitline. Call the quitline to get one-on-one help.

  2. Call the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines at 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669) TTY 1-800-332-8615. This number works anywhere in the U.S. You can get one-on-one help quitting., support and coping strategies, and referrals to resources and local cessation programs.

  3. Visit the National Cancer Institute's Web site at or contact NCI's Smoking Quitline at 1-877-44U-QUIT. offers science-driven tools, information, and support that has helped smokers quit. You will find state and national resources, free materials, and quitting advice from the National Cancer Institute and its partners.

  4. More and more workplaces have help for workers who want to quit. Some offer quit-smoking clinics and support on the job. Others will pay for outside programs for their workers. Ask at work about the choices open to you.

  5. Your doctor may know about a quit-smoking program or support group near you. National Cancer Institute Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services