Smoking Cessation Information
"Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year. It causes immediate damage to your body, which can lead to long-term health problems. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. The only proven strategy to protect yourself from harm is to never smoke, and if you do smoke or use tobacco products, to quit". CDC
The New York State Smokers’ Quitline is a free and confidential service that provides effective stop smoking services to New Yorkers who want to stop smoking. The Quitline offers: telephone coaching in English and Spanish, a starter kit of FREE nicotine replacement medications for eligible smokers, coaching and NRT coverage for at least two quit smoking attempts per year.
Smoking Cessation Websites and Apps
www.quit.com - This website offers “myquit” online resources sponsored by Nicorette and Nicoderm
http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/quit-smoking/ - In March 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the first-ever paid national tobacco education campaign—Tips From Former Smokers (Tips). The Tips campaign profiles real people who are living with serious long-term health effects from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Free help is available for those who want to quit. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW
http://www.nysmokefree.com/ - “Treat Nicotine Addiction” media campaign to help patients overcome nicotine addiction by treating it with medication and counseling, methods proven to work. There is online telephone coaching, quit messaging support, and you may qualify for free nicotine patches/gum. Additional social support groups via Facebook, Google, Twitter and online community QuitNY.
http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index - The US Surgeon General has said, “Smoking cessation [stopping smoking] represents the single most important step that smokers can take to enhance the length and quality of their lives.” It’s hard to quit smoking, but you can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and staying a non-smoker, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. You’ll find this information here.
http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/ - The American Lung Association offers Freedom From Smoking. The program teaches the skills and techniques that have been proven to help smokers quit. Freedom From Smoking is available as a group clinic, an online program and a self-help book.
https://smokefree.gov/smokefree-text-messaging-programs - Sign up today and you'll start receiving daily facts and tips that will motivate you to stop smoking - for good. Text QUIT to 47848, answer a few questions, and you'll start receiving messages.
https://quitnet.meyouhealth.com/#/ - Quit smoking with the longest-running program in the world. Become a part of the QuitNet community, and connect with smokers and ex-smokers on every part of the quit journey. You can even take QuitNet wherever you go with the free iOS app.
http://www.iquit-app.com/ - Stop Smoking Counter: Example of a calculator app that provided the user with a personalized readout on health and monetary savings based on an entered quit date and quantity of cigarettes smoked per day.
https://www.maxkirsten.com/quitsmokingnowapp/ - This app consists of audio recordings (20–45 minutes long) of a hypnotherapist talking about relaxing and quitting smoking, while soothing music is played in the background.
Get more information about nicotine addiction and quitting smoking using these organizations’ various resources.
American Cancer Society (ACS)
American Heart Association (AHA)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)