Free Tobacco-Cessation Resources
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network will become tobacco free on March 20, 2011. As of that date, no tobacco products will be permitted inside or outside any Good Shepherd properties.
If you need help quitting tobacco, you've come to the right place. There are many free resources available to help you kick the habit for good.
These links provide important information to help you quit tobacco. These links provide information on free resources available to everyone. Don't wait a minute longer. Quit now.
This site provides an online guide, Clearing the Air: Quit Smoking Today, for smokers interested in quitting. The guide covers thinking about quitting, preparing to quit, quitting, and staying quit.
National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines
The National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines, an initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), operates a state-run quitline where you can receive help with quitting smoking, including publications and referrals to other resources. Call 1–800–784–8669 (1–800–QUITNOW).
National Cancer Institute Smoking Quitline
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Smoking Quitline offers a wide range of services, including personalized counseling, printed information, referrals to other sources and recorded messages. Smoking cessation counselors are available to answer smoking-related questions in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Smoking cessation counselors are also available through LiveHelp (an online instant messaging service). LiveHelp is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Visit the web site or call 1–877–448–7848 (1–877–44U–QUIT).
Office on Smoking and Health
This site, which is run by the CDC, offers links to information about the prevention of tobacco use among youth, smoking cessation and tobacco-related statistics.
Office of the Surgeon General
The Office of the Surgeon General has information about techniques being used to treat tobacco use and dependence. This site has press releases, reports and other information on tobacco use and quitting smoking.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality issues quit smoking guidelines and other materials for physicians, health care professionals and the public. Visit the site or call 1–800–358–9295 (toll-free).
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society offers materials on quitting smoking and other smoking- and tobacco-related topics. The ACS also sponsors a quit smoking clinic called FreshStart, which is available in most of the United States. Visit the site or call 1–800–227–2345 (1–800–ACS–2345).
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association has information on local and community-related intervention programs in schools, workplaces and health-care sites. It also offers brochures on quitting smoking and the relationship between smoking and heart disease. For more information or the telephone number for a local AHA chapter, contact AHA’s national office at 1–800–242–8721 (1–800–AHA–USA1).
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association provides information about local quit smoking programs as well as its Freedom From Smoking® clinics for individuals and organizations. For more information or the telephone number for a local ALA chapter, contact ALA’s national headquarters at 1–800–586–4872 (1–800–LUNG–USA).
Nicotine Anonymous provides support to people seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. Group support is available, and recovery is based on the 12 Steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. The Web site provides a searchable database of meetings by state and country.
Tobacco Free Northeast PA
The Pennsylvania Department of Health offers this free quitline, which provides tobacco treatment services, youth tobacco prevention programs, underage tobacco sales prevention and information on tobacco free workplaces. Call 1-866-974-QUIT (7848).