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Cessation Resources

Resources for those who want to quit.

IU Resources

Cessation Documents

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Off Campus Resources

  • For a list of smoking cessation programs in Indiana counties - click on your county on the map.
  • The Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency is responsible for developing programs to prevent and reduce the usage of tobacco and tobacco products in Indiana by utilizing best practices for tobacco control programs developed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Drive Cancer Out is a not-for-profit organization partnered with the Brown Cancer Center located in Louisville, Kentucky, whose mission is to reduce teen and young adult smoking with a marketing strategy intermingling provocative anti-smoking advertising with the thrill of driving.
  • Request a Quit Packet (Web site in English and Spanish) or call toll-free-1-866-515-LIFE (5433).
  • Call 1-800-244-9100 (run by Mississippi, but open to all) to speak to a counselor Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Mississippi time.
  • American Cancer Society - Guides to quitting smoking.
  • American Heart Association - Effects of Smoking and Other Resources.
  • The National Cancer Institute has a toll-free quitline in English and Spanish. The toll-free number is 1-877-44U-QUIT (7848) and it is available Monday-Friday, 9-4:30, local time.
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC) - Smoking and Tobacco Use Resources.
  • You Can Quit Smoking Now for a great Web site sponsored by various government agencies. Reasons to quit, how to prepare to quit, managing cravings, determining your “triggers,” information about various smoking cessation aids, a publication geared just for African American smokers and more are offered at this site. It also offers telephone counseling in both English and Spanish.
  • Quitnet's Quit Altogether Now offers a way to devise your own quit plan, forums where you can communicate with others and expert advice. Use Get Started Now to begin the process and help you calculate your savings obtained from quitting. They also have information in Spanish and an online chat area where quitnet members can go “when you need help right now.”
  • Tobacco Free University is a great site especially for college students .
  • The American Lung Association, whose Web site is in both English and Spanish, has an online smoking cessation program called “Freedom from Smoking”. The site also has great information on steps to take when you're planning to quit. If you would like to use printed guides or attend smoking cessation sessions, contact the local office of the American Lung Association at (317) 573-3900.
  • The Center for Disease Control Web site, in both English and Spanish, has educational information and information on how to quit.
  • The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has information on five keys to quitting and much more.
  • Circle of Friends is a grassroots movement that highlights the toll of tobacco-related disease on women.
  • Arizona Smokers' Helpline has a good Web site with the steps to quitting, but ONLY Arizona residents can use the free quitline that is listed.
  • Women who are pregnant and quit smoking are more likely to go full-term and give their babies more oxygen and a chance to have good lung function and normal birth weight. After birth, smoking cessation means that you lower the baby's chances of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and lung-related infections. If you are looking for specific information about pregnancy and smoking, go to Great Start for a healthier baby, National Partnership for Smoke Free Families, or call toll-free1-866-66-START (78278).
  • Tobacco Free Nurses
  • Your personal primary care physician can also assist you in quitting.

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