Tobacco Cessation Resources for Patients
The inclusion of web sites is intended to assist patients in finding additional information regarding the treatment of tobacco use and dependence and does not constitute endorsement of the contents of any particular site.
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Cancer Information Service (CIS)
- General Information
- Targeted Information
- Handling Special Situations Without Smoking
The major recommended resource that offers a broad array of tobacco-related resources for professionals, patients, and the general public. A non-exhaustive list follows:
NCI’s Smoking Quitline
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Local time, Monday - Friday
Smoking cessation counselors are available to answer smoking-related questions in English or Spanish.
Send an instant message to a Smoking Cessation Counselor at
9:00-11:00 PM (ET)
NCI Counselors can answer questions about smoking cessation and other cancer-related topics.
Online Guide to Quitting
This NCI resource provides information and tools to become a non-smoker. It also addresses what problems to expect when quitting.
Smoking - The Facts ( Requires Flash plug-in)
American Academy of Family Physicians
The web site includes smoking cessation suggestions.
American Legacy Foundation
The web site provides information related to helping adults quite smoking.
The service is provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
National Centers for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- Tobacco Information and Prevention Source (TIPS)
The web site provides government reports, printed publication, summary of research findings, clinical guidelines, educational materials, and linkages to other related resources.
New York Quits
Monday - Friday 9am-9pm , Saturday & Sunday 9am-1pm
The New York State Smokers’ Quitline offers: FREE starter kit of Nicotine Patches, Gum or Lozenges for eligible NYS smokers; trained Quitline Specialists offering help with quit plans; information about local stop smoking programs; and, informational taped messages.
This is a web site that helps individuals to plan and get supports for their quit efforts.
Recently Quit - Forever Free™ (Requires Adobe Reader )