Resources To Help You
Or Your Loved Ones
Quit Smoking.

Resources To Help You Or Your Loved Ones Quit Smoking

1. Books

American Lung Association 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life by Edwin B. Fisher Jr., Ph.D.

Out of the Ashes: Help for People Who Have Stopped Smoking by Peter and Peggy Holmes—an excellent motivational book to help avoid temptation, deal with urges to smoke, and not relapse once you have quit.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Quitting Smoking by Lowell Kleinman and Deborah Kleinman

Quitting Smoking for Dummies by David Brizer, M.D.

How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight by The American Lung Association

Ending the Tobacco Holocaust: How the Tobacco Industry Affects Our Health, Pocketbook and Political Freedom--and What We Can Do About It by Dr. Michael Rabinoff

2. Quitlines

There is a National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines. Its number is: 1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669) (TTY 1-800-332- 8615). This toll-free number is a single access point to the National Network of Tobacco Cessation Quitlines. Callers are automatically routed to a state-run quitline, if one exists in their area. Otherwise, callers are routed to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) quitline where they may receive: (1) help with quitting smoking, (2) informational materials mailed to them, and (3) referrals to other resources. Use this free help resource. It will increase your odds for successfully quitting.

3. Organizations

• American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 320-3333
The American Cancer Society has helpful resources for quitting. You may call its local office or contact its national office at: 1-800-ACS-2345 (or 1-866-228-4327 for TTY), or view helpful resources for quitting smoking at:

• (For pregnant women:) American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 638-5577

• American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721) or

• American Lung Association
1740 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 315-8700
The American Lung Association has a free web-based “Freedom From Smoking” cessation program. Scroll down the home page at the URL listed above until you find “Freedom From Smoking” about threequarters of the way down the web page. Click on the link. Register for free and you can use the program.

• National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892
(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)

• Nicotine Anonymous
419 Main Street, PMB# 370
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(415) 750-0328
Many people who like Twelve-Step Programs have found Nicotine Anonymous to be very helpful. They offer local meetings, Internet meetings, and telephone meetings. Its website provides the following description of the organization: “Nicotine Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live our lives free of nicotine. We share our experience, strength and hope with each other so that we may be free from this powerful addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using nicotine. There are no dues or fees our own contributions. Nicotine Anonymous is not allied with any sect, denomination, political entity, organization or institution; does not engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any cause. Our primary purpose is to offer support to those who are trying to gain freedom from nicotine.”

• Smokefree America &
P.O. Box 492028
Los Angeles, CA 90049-8028
(310) 471-4270

4. Other Internet Resources

For Smokers Wanting to Quit:

• The U.S. government has some excellent resources on the Internet. Many of them can be accessed from the following web page:

• The following U.S. Centers For Disease Control website provides many useful resources (including the quit resource listed immediately above):

• Useful resources that can be accessed from that page include: and

• The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has a useful “You Can Quit Smoking” Consumer Guide available at:

• Terry Martin publishes a useful web site to help people to quit smoking at:

• The “You Can Quit Smoking Information Kit” is available in both English and Spanish at:

• A PDA (personal digital assistant) version of the “Quit Smoking: Consumer Interactive Toolkit” is available at:

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