Cessation Resources

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Resources for those who want to quit

Quitting tobacco can be difficult. Many times it takes more than a single try to kick the habit. This is a great place for information on how to be successful.

Cessation documents

All cessation documents are in portable document format (pdf). In order to read PDF files, Acrobat Reader must be installed on the computer you are using.

Local resources

Local sources of information and support include:

  • Approved tobacco cessation offerings for Purdue employees and their covered spouses/same-sex domestic partners who have Purdue’s medical insurance to complete to qualify for a waiver of the tobacco-user additional premium for employees that have Purdue’s medical insurance
  • Tobacco Education & Prevention Coalition for Porter County (TEPC) offers local smoking cessation information for Porter County as well as links to state run programs
  • Indiana University (IU) Health LaPorte Hospital provides Choose to Be ~ Tobacco Free, a unique approach to quitting tobacco, this free program is designed to help an individual explore, discover and uncover a plan that will work for them. Six-week group sessions are available throughout the year, at a cost of $60 per participant. Individualized Intrinsic® one-on-one coaching is also available at a cost of $150. For more information, call 219.326.2480.
  • Porter Health Systems offers group cessation classes. The class consists of four sessions, one hour each, focusing on behavior modification. Meets every Thursday of the month. First session begins the 1st Thursday of the month. For more information or to register, call (219) 263-4671.

National organizations and Web sites

National sources of information and support include:

American Cancer Society
Offers information on tobacco and health as well as help with quitting tobacco

  • Toll-free number: 1-800-227-2345 (1-800-ACS-2345)

American Heart Association
Quitting tips and advice can be found at everydaychoices.org or by calling 1-866-399-6789

  • Toll-free number: 1-800-242-8721 (1-800-AHA-USA-1)

American Lung Association
Printed quit materials are available, some in Spanish. Also offers a low cost quit-smoking program “Freedom from Smoking Online”.

  • Toll-free number: 1-800-548-8252 (1-800-LUNG-USA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Office on Smoking and Health
Offers information on tobacco and health as well as help with quitting tobacco

  • Toll-free number: 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO)
  • Free quit support line: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW)
  • TTY: 1-800-332-8615

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Has advice on how to protect children from secondhand smoke, a Smoke-free Homes Pledge, and other tobacco-related materials on the direct Web site, or at 1-866-766-5337 (1-866-SMOKE-FREE)

  • Telephone: 202-272-0167

Kill the Can
Online information and support for those committed to quitting smokeless tobacco

National Cancer Institute
Quitting information, cessation guide, and counseling is offered, as well as information on state telephone-based quit programs

  • Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
  • Toll-free tobacco line: 1-877-448-7848
  • Tobacco quit line: 1-800-784-8669 (1-800-QUIT-NOW)

Smokefree.gov
Offers science-driven tools, information, and support that have been effective in helping smokers quit.

Smokefree Women
The site covers smoking-related topics that are often important to women, such as weight management and stress, and tells how to contact experts and find other resources.

Smokefree Teen
Developed specifically to help teen smokers quit and offers tailored information, several social media pages to connect teens with cessation tools, and a free smartphone application.

Nicotine Anonymous
For free information on their 12-step program, meeting schedules and locations, printed materials, or information on how to start a group in your area

  • Toll-free number: 1-877-879-6422 (1-877-TRY-NICA)

QuitNet
Offers free, cutting edge, services to people trying to quit tobacco