Solving The Puzzle — Cessation
It can be very hard to quit smoking. For some adults, knowing that quitting will help improve the health of their children may offer more motivation to quit and stay tobacco-free. In youth, tobacco cessation can be a tough subject, but the best materials are ones that are designed with the unique concerns of the population in mind. Find resources to offer adults and youth, as well as free materials you can order to assist quit attempts.
Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage
This report from the American Lung Association is updated annually and offers information about what cessation coverage methods are covered by the largest health insurance programs in the United States.
A child's parent or family member may have a hard time figuring out where to turn for cessation support after they leave the doctor's office. These Web sites offer support, encouragement, and quit tips to those trying to quit.
This National Institutes of Health Web site was developed using evidence-based research, and features "LiveHelp," which connects smokers with a cessation counselor via Instant Messaging.
- Become an Ex
Become an Ex is sponsored by the American Legacy Foundation and utilizes a systematic program to help prepare a customized quit plan for each person.
- Tips From Former Smokers
From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this campaign features the real stories of former smokers who encourages people to quit smoking by showing the toll that smoking-related illnesses take on smokers and their loved ones. The hard-hitting ads show people living with the real and painful consequences of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
The Quitnet site includes a quitting guide, a national directory, pharmaceutical product overview, and Web resource directory with links to other online resources programs and self-help materials. Registered users can access customized advice, peer support, quitting tools and tips, and referrals to live counselors.
Note: You can view these resources and more on the How to Quit page.
Youth are never wrong, and are invincible — from their point of view, anyway. These resources tackle the topic of quitting tobacco from a youth standpoint, and help youth think about why they use tobacco, and the immediate (as well as the future) health, social, and financial effects.
Get information about youth cessation web sites.
Forget Advanced Placement — youth who don't use tobacco are the smartest ones out there. These Web sites encourage youth to stay tobacco-free by discussing health effects, how to resist peer pressure, and how to tell the Truth from the Big Tobacco lies.
Get information about youth prevention web sites.
These materials are available in English or Spanish, and offer additional quit tips, resources, and facts about tobacco use. Each of these items is available in hard copy form for the cost of shipping only through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Clearinghouse at 800/358-9295 or AHRQPubs@ahrq.hhs.gov.
- Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users (pdfs)
- Quitting Helps You Heal Cards (pdfs)
These cards are designed to assist hospitalized smokers to use the opportunity to quit for good.
- You Can Quit Smoking Cards (pdfs)
- You Can Quit Smoking (pdfs)
These two-sided tear sheets are available in pads of 100, and are geared toward all smokers.
- You Can Quit Smoking for Expectant Mothers (pdfs)
These two-sided tear sheets are available in pads of 100, and are geared toward pregnant smokers.