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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 them on our website, www.cancer.org.

If you or someone you care about is trying to quit

Guide to Quitting Smoking (also in Spanish)

Increase Your Chances of Quitting Smoking

Quitting Smoking: Help for Cravings and Tough Situations (also in Spanish)

Living Smoke-free for You and Your Baby (also in Spanish)

Set Yourself Free: Deciding How to Quit – A Smoker’s Guide (also in Spanish)

Helping a Smoker Quit: Do’s and Don’ts

More on smoking and health

Questions About Smoking, Tobacco, and Health (also in Spanish)

Secondhand Smoke (also in Spanish)

Child and Teen Tobacco Use

Cigarette Smoking (also in Spanish)

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support for quitting smoking include:

Website: http://women.smokefree.gov

    An online resource that offers free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional help to support women trying to quit smoking. Discusses how smoking relates to pregnancy, relationships, stress, and other issues that may be harder for women

National Cancer Institute
Free tobacco line: 1-877-448-7848 (1-877-44U-QUIT) (also in Spanish)
Direct tobacco website: www.smokefree.gov

    Quitting information, quit-smoking guide, and counseling are offered, as well as referral to state telephone-based quit programs (if needed for special services)

Nicotine Anonymous (NicA)
Toll-free number: 1-877-879-6422 (1-877-TRY-NICA)
Website: www.nicotine-anonymous.org

    Offers information and free support groups that use a 12-step program to quit and stay quit.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Office on Smoking and Health

Free quit support line: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cdc.gov/tobacco

    The quit support line offers information on smoking and health as well as help with quitting. Languages and range of services vary by your state of residence

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Telephone: 202-272-0167
Website: www.epa.gov/smokefree

    Has advice on how to protect children from secondhand smoke, a Smoke-free Homes Pledge, and other tobacco-related materials on the website.

US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health
National Women’s Health Information Center

Toll-free number: 1-800-994-9662
TTY: 1-888-220-5446
Website: www.womenshealth.gov

    Has information on many different women’s health issues and can connect women to other information resources

American Heart Association
Toll-free number: 1-800-242-8721 (1-800-AHA-USA-1)
Website: www.americanheart.org

    Quitting tips and advice can be found at www.everydaychoices.org or by calling 1-866-399-6789

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

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: 02/07/2014
Last Revised: 02/07/2014