Local Support Groups and Internet Services For Smoke Cessation and Related Issues

Local Support Groups and Internet Services For Smoke Cessation and Related Issues

  • https://www.connect2wellness.com/ – Promotes personal, family and social health through education, motivation and support. This web site includes information about support groups, classes, links to other websites and phone numbers.

  • https://www.nicotine-anonymous.org/ – Nicotine Anonymous is a Non-Profit 12 Step Fellowship of men and women helping each other live nicotine-free lives. Nicotine Anonymous welcomes all those seeking freedom from nicotine addiction, including those using cessation programs and nicotine withdrawal aids. The primary purpose of Nicotine Anonymous is to help all those who would like to cease using tobacco and nicotine products in any form. The Fellowship offers group support and recovery using the 12 Steps as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to achieve abstinence from nicotine.

  • https://www.quitnet.com/ – Free support program to assist people who want to quit smoking.

  • https://www.tobaccofreemontco.org/ – The mission of the coalition for a smoke free Montgomery County is to reduce tobacco use and exposure through community partnerships, education and policy change.

  • https://www.smokefreephilly.org/ – A program of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health that coordinates tobacco cessation and chronic disease prevention programs, raises community and public awareness through counter-marketing initiatives, and promotes and monitors the restriction of youth access to tobacco products.

PA Free QuitLine

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has developed a Toll Free quit line. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-877-724-1090

Other Resources:

For general information:
American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721)

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 320-3333

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 315-8700

National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD 20894
(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)

For pregnant women:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 638-5577

Programs are given at local hospitals and health centers. Call your local health department for information about programs in your State.

Make your own list of local/State services, support groups, hotlines or helplines, and other resources.

For More Information

The information in this Web page was taken from the Clinical Practice Guideline on Smoking Cessation. The guideline was developed by a non-Federal panel of experts sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), a U.S. Government agency. Additional support came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other guidelines on common health problems are available from
AHCPR, and more are being developed.

For more information about other guidelines, or to get more copies of this booklet, call toll free:


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AHCPR Publication No. 96-0695
April 1996

For General Information About The Effects Of Smoking:
Center for Disease Control Information https://www.cdc.gov/health/tobacco.htm

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