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If you are interested in quitting, a number of resources are available to help you quit, including:
- Valparaiso University Student Counseling Center 219.464.5002 (for students enrolled at Valparaiso University).
- Indiana Tobacco Quitline (1.800.QUIT.NOW). This is a free resource to Indiana residents ages 13 and older. The quitline offers FREE individual telephone counseling sessions for people trying to quit tobacco use. You will also receive a list of local cessation resources.
- The National Cancer Institute has a toll-free quitline in English and Spanish. The National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline can be reached at 877.44U.QUIT or 877.448.7848 between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm Eastern Time. The National Cancer Institute also has the option to chat online with a quit-smoking counselor (available from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm Eastern Time)
- SmokeFree.gov provides 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.
- The American Lung Association, whose website is in both English and Spanish, has an online smoking cessation program called “Freedom from Smoking” that can be accessed by going to the website. The site also has great information on steps to take when you’re planning to quit.
- The Center for Disease Control website, in both English and Spanish, has educational information, statistics, and information on how to quit.
- Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women helping each other to live free of nicotine. There are no dues are fees. The only requirement for membership is the desire to be free of nicotine.
- Asbestos.com provides useful information for smokers who may have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by prolonged asbestos exposure. Both smoking and asbestos can cause lung cancer. While smoking alone doesn’t increase the risk of developing mesothelioma, when smoking is combined with asbestos exposure, the risk multiplies significantly, creating a significant health risk. Smokers are at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma than non-smokers. Learn about symptoms, treatments and support for victims by visiting the Mesothelioma Center’s website.
- Your personal primary care physician can also assist you in quitting.
Resources for Parents and Teens
- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is the leading advocacy organization working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids works to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives.
- smokefreeteen is part of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Smokefree.gov Initiative. The goal of Smokefree Teen is to reduce the number of youth who use tobacco. Smokefree Teen helps teens stop using tobacco by providing information grounded in scientific evidence and offering free tools that meet teens where they are—on their mobile phones. Our text messaging program can help teens quit smoking and our quitSTART app helps teens become smokefree by providing helpful strategies for tackling cravings, bad moods, and other situations where teens may smoke.
- Behind the Haze is a Ready-Made Media Campaign for health organizations in need of an evidence-based youth vaping prevention campaign that can be implemented quickly.
- Flavors Hook Kids is part of Tobacco Free California. This organization provides information on the dangers of vaping as well as many parent resources.
- CATCH My Breath has been proven to launch kids and communities toward healthier lifestyles for over 30 years. CATCH Global Foundation is committed to making the many evidence-based CATCH health programs available to kids everywhere.
- Vape Free Indiana: Parents features a variety of resources for parents including vaping facts, tips on how to talk to your child about vaping, quitting programs, and more!
- Parents Against Vaping (PAVe) is a national grassroots organization founded in 2018 by three New York City moms — Dina Alessi, Meredith Berkman, and Dorian Fuhrman — as a response to the youth vaping epidemic.