Resources to Help You Quit

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 04/2016

The following resources can help you quit smoking and using tobacco products. Most of these are free, but some charge a fee. Because programs and services continually change, this list may not be complete. Email if you know of a correction to the information below.


American Cancer Society (Quit for Life)
866-QUIT-4-LIFE (866-784-8454); 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and July 4)

American Lung Association
800-LUNGUSA (800-586-4872)

National Cancer Institute (
Local and state: 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)

U.S. Department of Defense (Quit Tobacco)

24-hour 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

Support groups and programs

American Cancer Society: Quit for Life

Truth Initiative: Become an EX

American Lung Association: Freedom From Smoking Online

My Time to Quit

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Smokefree Women
Smokefree Teen
LiveHelp, live online chat assistance, is available 8 AM to 11 PM ET, Monday through Friday (English only).

Nicotine Anonymous

QuitNet, Inc.

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


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users booklet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Five Keys for Quitting Smoking
Tips from Former Smokers

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA 101: Smoking Cessation Products

Mobile apps MyQuit Coach