Cessation Information and Resources

  • Patches Plus Counseling Help One-Quarter of Smokers to Quit
    A study indicates that nicotine replacement therapy plus counseling is effective in one-quarter of smokers who attempt to stop smoking. http://www.pslgroup.com/dg/1020e2.htm  
  • WebMD   an Internet-based healthcare network that connects physicians, hospitals, third-party payors, and consumers to a virtual world of medical information, tools, and services. Information on "Smoking and Other Tobacco Related Dependencies" can be found under "Health Topics A-Z". The site also features "Chat Events" that focus on various topics including tobacco cessation.

  • drkoop.com Health and wellness websight created by former Surgeon general C. Everett Koop dedicated to improving the quality of people's lives by empowering them to improve their health. Has information and chat groups for those trying to quit smoking under the "Health and Wellness" section.

  • Quit Net - Website dedicated to helping smokers break their nicotine addiction by providing tools, information, and support for people quitting.

  • Nicotine Anonymous- A nonprofit fellowship of men and women helping each other to quit smoking and live lives free of nicotine. Call (415) 750-0328 for chapter information. Nicotine Anonymous World Service Office, PO Box 591777, San Francisco, CA 94159-1777

  •   The American Cancer Society- (National) www.cancer.org/ . Some ACS locations conduct Fresh Start cessation classes. Class availability will vary by location. All ACS locations provide self-help literature and additional smoking related resources.

  • State Certified Youth Cessation Classes - Contact the Office of Tobacco Prevention and Control at (800) 345-8647 or (512) 458-7402 for a list of certified instructors in your area.

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