You are not alone in your attempt to quit tobacco. In addition to this site, many resources are available to help make your next attempt successful.
Texas Quitline: 1-877-YES-QUIT
The Texas Quitline is funded by the Texas Department of State Health Services. By calling the toll-free quitline at 1-877-YES-QUIT, you’ll receive free and confidential counseling services, support and information from trained professionals. Research shows that the support provided by a quitline can double your chances of successfully quitting smoking.
Web-Based Tobacco Cessation Program
When you join the program, you will get to create an easy-to-follow online Quitting Plan that will help you get ready, take action, and live the rest of your life tobacco free. Web Coach® will provide you access to a private, online community where you can complete activities, watch videos, track your progress and join in discussions with others in the program. When you join the program, a Quit Coach® will help you become an expert in living without tobacco by using principles from "The Four Essential Practices to Quit for Life. " These principles are based on 25 years of research and experience in helping people quit tobacco. Join now.
Help Your Employees Quit
Employers can provide major incentives for employees to quit tobacco through insurance plans that cover cessation services. Clinical interventions to reduce smoking provide immediate savings for employers and a positive return on investment within two to three years for health plans. In addition, nonsmokers miss less time from work, are more productive and usually have lower health care costs than smokers. For a closer look at the report about return on investment for offering cessation coverage, view "Making the Business Case for Smoking Cessation" .
Quit for your Child
Women who smoke have a harder time getting pregnant. And you face more dangers if you do get pregnant:
- You may lose the baby or have a stillborn (dead) baby.
- Your baby may be born small.
- Your baby is more likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
- Your baby may be cranky, restless, and get sick more often.
- Your baby is more likely to have learning problems.
The good news is that quitting can help you have a healthy baby. It helps to quit at any time while you are pregnant. It’s even better to quit before you get pregnant.
Links for High-Risk Smokers
Certain groups of people are at particularly high risk of smoking. These include veterans, individuals with mental health or substance abuse issues, and members of the LGBT community. If you identify with one of these groups and are trying to quit smoking, these resources can help you continue your journey to becoming tobacco-free.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Center for Disease Control, Military Tobacco Cessation
- Centers for Disease Control, LGBT Tobacco Cessation
- Network for Healthy Equity, LGBT Tobacco Cessation
- National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control
- National African American Tobacco Prevention Network
- Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment Advocacy and Leadership
Some other useful resources to help you make it through your quit attempt:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- American Lung Association , which also offers Freedom From Smoking® a free online smoking cessation service
- Nicotine Anonymous
- My Last Dip
- Chew Free
- Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
- Women SmokeFree.gov
last updated June 21, 2019