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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.

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
Website: www.killthecan.org

    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)
Website: www.nicotine-anonymous.org

    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

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

    Offers information on tobacco and health as well as help with quitting tobacco

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
Website: www.cancer.gov
Toll-free tobacco line: 1-877-448-7848 (1-877-44U-QUIT)
Direct tobacco website: www.smokefree.gov

    Quitting information, cessation guide, and counseling is offered, as well as information on state telephone-based quit programs

*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.

The American Cancer Society medical and editorial content team
Our team is made up of doctors and master’s-prepared nurses with deep knowledge of cancer care as well as journalists, editors, and translators with extensive experience in medical writing.

Last Medical Review: February 20, 2014 Last Revised: June 23, 2016