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Smokefree.gov is intended to help you or someone you care about quit smoking.
Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The information and professional assistance available on this website can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a non-smoker.
Smokefree.gov allows you to choose the help that best fits your needs. You can get immediate assistance in the form of:
- Information about a wide range of topics related to smoking and quitting
- LiveHelp, the National Cancer Institute's instant messaging service
- National Cancer Institute's telephone quitline, 1-877-44U-QUIT
- Local and state telephone quitlines, 1-800-QUIT-NOW
- SmokefreeTXT, the National Cancer Institute's text messaging service
- Smokefree apps, quizzes, and materials to download
- Publications to download, print, or order
The website was created by the Tobacco Control Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute.
1-800-QUIT NOW has been created by Maryland's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to help aid smokers in quitting their addiction. Funding is provided by the Center for Health Promotion, Education, and Tobacco Use Prevention to ensure that all services related to this site are FREE of charge.
You will not be asked for credit card information, nor asked to pay any money at any time during your interaction with this site or with the Quit Coaches™ at 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
It really is a FREE service. Period.
Download this information fact sheet [PDF].
Thousands of Marylanders just like yourself have quit using the program. See some of the success stories.
Quit Tobacco—Make Everyone Proud is an educational campaign for the U.S. military, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. Launched in February of 2007, the mission of the campaign Web site is to help U.S. service members and Veterans enrolled for care in the VA health care system quit tobacco—for themselves and for the people they love.
The award-winning Web site provides the opportunity to learn more about tobacco cessation, develop a personalized plan for quitting, create a personal or public blog, and get live online help around the clock. Contact an expert coach to get answers about quitting tobacco, join a real-time group chat with a coach, or chat with others who are working to become tobacco free.
When you're ready, we're here to help with ways to quit smoking or chewing tobacco and resources to support you every step of the way. Whether you're contemplating quitting or already in the process, you can use our tools to develop your own plan, learn about harmful smoking effects, and discover how others have successfully quit tobacco.
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Information is power. Read these fact sheets to learn more about tobacco's harmful effects, the benefits of quitting, and helpful strategies to stay quit. With this knowledge you can make informed decisions about when, how, and why to quit. It will help you fight cravings, make healthy choices, and strengthen your commitment to living tobacco free.
We all know the challenges faced when trying to quit tobacco products, but did you know all the research shows that quitters with a support network are up to 10 times more successful at quitting than those who go it alone? Here you can find resources to help health professionals, families, and friends support the efforts of those in need. Let them know that help to quit smoking and chewing tobacco is available to them, and that they are not alone in their fight to be tobacco free.