Quitting smoking is the most important thing individuals can do to protect their health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States.
It’s never too late to quit smoking. There are many free resources available to help you quit smoking, including quitlines and smartphone apps. You can also talk to your doctor about other strategies that may be right for you.
All states have quitlines with counselors who are trained specifically to help smokers quit.
Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW and connect with a Quit Smoking Coach.
Smokefree.gov offers free apps that provide 24/7 encouragement based on your smoking patterns, moods, motivation, and goals.
- QuitGuide. Use the app to track your cravings by time of day and location and get motivational messages for each craving you track.
- quitSTART. This app helps you quit smoking with tailored tips, inspiration, and challenges.
There isn’t one right way to quit but getting prepared and knowing what to expect can make things easier. Smokefree.gov can help you or a loved one!
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