Resources to Help You Quit

The following organizations provide telephone and web-based counseling to help you quit smoking and using tobacco products. Most of these are free, but some programs charge a fee. Because programs and services continually change, this list may not be inclusive.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

American Cancer Society: Quit for Life

866-QUIT-4-LIFE (866-784-8454)—24 hours a day, seven days a week (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Fourth of July)

American Legacy Foundation: Become an EX

American Lung Association: Lung HelpLine

Freedom From Smoking Online

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

  • Smokefree
  • Smokefree Women
  • Smokefree Teen
  • LiveHelp (live online assistance)—8 AM to 11 PM ET, Monday through Friday (English only)
  • Local and state quitline: 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669)
  • NCI’s telephone quitline: 877-44U-QUIT (877-448-7848); TTY 800-332-8615—8 AM to 8 PM ET, Monday through Friday (English and Spanish)

Nicotine Anonymous

QuitNet, Inc.

U.S. Department of Defense: Quit Tobacco—Make Everyone Proud (for active service members and veterans)

  • 24-hr helpline for TRICARE beneficiaries
    • North Region: 866-459-8766
    • South Region: 877-414-9949
    • West Region: 866-244-6870
    • Veterans enrolled in the VA system: 877-222-8387

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Guide to Smoking Cessation Products


Mobile apps for quitting smoking

These apps are available to download through Apple’s iTunes store:

  • MyQuit Coach
  • My QuitLine
  • Smokefree QuitGuide
  • National Cancer Institute: QuitPal