• Quitting: Don’t go it alone

    The Arkansas Tobacco Quitline provides free, confidential, one-on-one support, available 24/7, to help you quit using tobacco, online or by phone. Speak with a friendly, professionally trained Quit Coach® and learn more about gum, patches and medications available to you at no cost, while supplies last.

  • Natural State vs. Tobacco State Coloring Contest

    It’s never too early to begin building a child’s understanding of what’s wrong about tobacco. The Stamp Out Smoking Coloring Contest helps to lay the foundation by giving Arkansas students in kindergarten through third grade early access to messages of tobacco  prevention. This year’s contest theme, “Natural State vs. Tobacco State,” gives students the opportunity to color a  future with or without tobacco and its negative consequences. To learn more, click here.

  • My Journal: How Tobacco Affects Me Essay Contest


    Every year, Arkansas students in grades 2 through 9 use the written word to raise awareness about the continued tobacco epidemic. The 2014 Essay Contest, “My Journal: How Tobacco Affects Me,” encourages students to write an essay in the form of a journal entry, sharing their personal experiences with a family member or friend who uses tobacco products. To learn more, click here.

  • Natural State vs. Tobacco State Sketch Contest

    This year, Stamp Out Smoking is implementing a new statewide Sketch Contest for students in grades 4 – 8. The contest theme, “Natural State vs. Tobacco State,” allows participants to use crayons, ink pens, and pencils, including colored and graphite, to illustrate a tobacco-free future versus a tobacco-filled future. To learn more, click here.

  • Lens of Truth: Kids Create Anti-Tobacco TV Spots

    Arkansas students utilize creativity and collaboration to create television commercials that reveal the harmful effects of tobacco use and expose Big Tobacco’s efforts to manipulate teens. Check out the videos here.

  • Natural State vs. Tobacco State Art Contest

    New this year, Stamp Out Smoking is implementing a statewide Art Contest for students in grades 9 – 12. The theme, “Natural State vs. Tobacco State,” encourages youth to envision an alternative to tobacco by using their artistic creativity. There will be winners in both “Natural State” and “Tobacco State” categories. To learn more click here.

  • Is Big Tobacco Playing Youth?

    The Banners in Schools Program helps to deliver tobacco-free messaging to students and encourages them to stand up to Big Tobacco’s manipulative ways. Banners hit schools earlier this year and implementation of the educational program is drawing to a close. Teachers and counselors, don’t forget to submit your lesson plan evaluations! The deadline has been extended to April 7. For more information, click here

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Putting tobacco behind us takes strength.  But here’s the good news: Quitting – and helping others to quit – is well within reach.  Finding your way to this site means that you’ve already taken the most important first step.

Whether you’re a tobacco user looking to quit, or an advocate helping others find a healthier life, we’re here to make sure you don’t have to go it alone.  This is your place for the support and tools you need to quit; a place to get the knowledge and resources to help others stop before they start.  Quitting tobacco, in all its forms, takes a community of support.  And, you’ve just found yours.

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