Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

If you want to quit smoking and need help, you can check with your employer, health insurance company, or local hospital to find smoking cessation programs or support groups. You can also contact any of the following organizations for more information about quitting smoking and smoking cessation programs.

  • American Cancer Society:
    1-800-ACS-2345 (1-800-227-2345)
  • American Heart Association:
  • American Lung Association:

    Freedom From Smoking is a free online smoking cessation program: ALA’s Lung Helpline provides answers to any question you might have about lung health, such as lung cancer, asthma, allergies, emphysema, smoking cessation, environmental health: 800-LUNG-USA.
  • American Stroke Association:
    1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
    1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)

    Receive additional support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources.
  • Chestnut Hill Hospital Freedom From Smoking Community Program:
    8835 Germantown Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA 19118
    215-248-8047 or 215-248-8289
  • Jefferson Tobacco Intervention Program:
    215-955-STOP (7867)

    This program is overseen by a team of health care professionals, including physicians of various specialties, nurses, and counselors. The program is tailored to meet each patient’s specific needs through individualized measures of medication and counseling as needed.
  • National Cancer Institute:
    1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

    • Smoking Quitline:
      1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

      Talk with an NCI smoking cessation counselor for help quitting and answers to smoking-related questions in English or Spanish – call toll free within the U.S., Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 p.m. local time.
    • LiveHelp Online Chat:
      Get information and advice about quitting smoking through a confidential online text chat with an information specialist from NCI’s Cancer Information Service – Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
      1-800-QUITNOW (1-800-784-8669)

      Website provides information and professional assistance to support immediate and long-term needs to become and remain a nonsmoker. Includes an online step-by-step cessation guide, local and state telephone quitlines, NCI’s national telephone quitline, NCI’s instant messaging service publications, which may be downloaded, printed, or ordered.
    • Smokefree Women:
      This website 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.
  • Nicotine Anonymous:

    A Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women that offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.
  • Pennsylvania Department of Health – Quitline:

    Pennsylvania’s Free Quitline is offered as a partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the American Cancer Society. The service provides counseling and structured assistance for individuals who are committed to quitting.