- What do I need to know about quitting?
- Why is it so hard to quit smokeless tobacco?
- How does smokeless tobacco affect your health?
- Other reasons to quit smokeless tobacco
- What are the immediate rewards of quitting smokeless tobacco?
- Getting help with the mental part of addiction to smokeless tobacco
- Getting help with the physical part of addiction to smokeless tobacco
- Other ways to quit smokeless tobacco
- A word about success rates for quitting smokeless tobacco
- Steps for long term success
- Making the decision to quit smokeless tobacco
- Setting a date and making a plan to quit smokeless tobacco
- Dealing with smokeless tobacco withdrawal
- Staying tobacco-free
- Special concerns after quitting smokeless tobacco
- To learn more
To learn more
It’s hard to give up tobacco. But you can quit! Many organizations offer free information, counseling, and other services focusing on how to quit and where to go for help. Other good resources to ask for help can include your doctor, dentist, local hospital, or employer. You can call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit us online at www.cancer.org. There are also other groups listed below that can help you.
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read most of them on our website, www.cancer.org.
More on quitting
Guide to Quitting Smoking (also in Spanish)
Smoking and tobacco
Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health (also in Spanish)
Child and Teen Tobacco Use (also in Spanish)
Tobacco and the LGBT Community
National organizations and websites*
If you want to quit tobacco and need help, contact one of the following organizations. Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Kill the Can
Online information, encouragement, and support for those committed to quitting smokeless tobacco
Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)
Toll-free number: 1-877-879-6422 (1-877-TRY-NICA)
For free information on their 12-step program, meeting schedules and locations, print materials, or information on how to start a group in your area
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office on Smoking and Health
Free quit support line: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
Offers information on tobacco and health as well as help with quitting tobacco
Quitting information, cessation guide, and counseling is offered, as well as information on state telephone-based quit programs
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 02/20/2014
Last Revised: 02/20/2014