The help that can make a difference isn’t one size fits all. The Quitline will create a program just for you, with phone counselors and online services available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phone services are available in English, Spanish and additional languages upon request. There are even services just for young people 13 to 17 years of age.
Here are a few of the ways we can help:
Your Personal Quit Counselor
Your Personal Quit Counselor is a professionally trained partner; a personal coach who’ll help you prepare to quit, choose a quit day, change your routines, cope with withdrawal, and fight slips and relapses. Program participants receive five supportive calls, and Quit Coaches are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except for standard holidays).
Your Web Counselor
Your Web Coach is your unlimited, 24-hour access to an interactive online community that gives you social support, information and tools to quit.
Add nicotine replacement therapy medications to professional counseling and you’re that much closer to success. The Quitline will give you those medications for free, while supplies last. Your Quit Counselor will work with you to identify the best medication for you, and will help you understand how much to take for how long.
The Youth Support Program
The Youth Support Program was created especially for people 13 to 17 years old – support that understands the particular challenges younger tobacco users face. Callers can take advantage of the five-call program and can also receive materials and referrals to local programs. (Note: Callers younger than 17 cannot receive nicotine replacement therapy medications.)
Emails will help keep you on track throughout the quitting process. And, the continuing guidance and support of printed Quit Guide workbooks will help you stay focused. Tobacco users can also call the Quitline with questions or for ongoing support.
Text Messaging to Quit Smoking
Are you struggling to quit smoking, and do you use your Smartphone regularly? If you answered yes, the SmokefreeTXT program could be for you. SmokefreeTXT is a free mobile service designed to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers stop smoking for good. Click here to sign up and start receiving text messages.
This free program is offered through the National Cancer Institute and Department of Health and Human Services. Please contact your mobile provider to determine if texting fees apply to you.