Cessation programs for Smokers
Most smokers today know that smoking is bad for their health and harmful to people around them. They know they should quit but they also know it's going to be hard. Fortunately, there's lots of help available. The American Lung Association offers resources to help smokers figure out their reasons for quitting and then take the big step of quitting for good.
Talk to a Doctor
Your doctor can be a key resource as you're trying to quit smoking. He or she can talk to you about cessation medications and put you in contact with local resources. Read questions and answers from a medical expert.
Quitting smoking is the single most important step a smoker can take to improve the length and quality of his or her life. Stopping smoking can be tough but smokers don't have to quit alone. The American Lung Association has lots of options to help smokers quit smoking for good.
- Freedom From Smoking
To help adult smokers quit, the American Lung Association offers Freedom From Smoking®. The program teaches the skills and techniques that have been proven to help smokers quit. Freedom From Smoking® is available as a group clinic, an online program and a self-help book. You can also speak to a cessation counselor at the Lung HelpLine.
- Quitter's Circle
With a robust online community and mobile app, Quitter's Circle is a smoking cessation initiative. Developed in collaboration between the American Lung Association and Pfizer, Quitter's Circle allows users to personalize a quit plan and access resources to connect with a healthcare provider about quitting, and encourages a circle of friends and family to lend support and encouragement along the way.