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’s (NCI’s) Cancer Information Service (CIS)

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
1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)
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 LiveHelp
9:00-11:00 PM (ET)
NCI Counselors can answer questions about smoking cessation and other cancer-related topics.

General Information

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.

Clearing the Air (Requires Adobe Reader [ PDF Help] )

Smoking - The Facts ( Requires Flash plug-in)

Good Information for Smokers

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.

Medline Plus
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
1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487)
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.

Quit Net
This is a web site that helps individuals to plan and get supports for their quit efforts.

Quitting Smoking: Why To Quit and How To Get Help

Targeted Information

African-Americans - Pathways to Freedom

Women and Smoking: Questions and Answers

Smokers over age 50 - Clear Horizons

Recently Quit - Forever Free™ (Requires Adobe Reader )

Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand Smoke Causes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Secondhand Smoke: Questions and Answers

Secondhand Smoke Puts Children At Risk (English/Spanish)

Handling Special Situations Without Smoking

Handling Stress... Without Smoking

Handling Irritability and Frustration...Without Smoking

Being Around Other Smokers...Without Smoking

Handling Cravings...Without Smoking

Handling Anxiety...Without Smoking

Handling Depression...Without Smoking

Having a Drink...Without Smoking

Smoking and Weight ( Web | PDF )