Tobacco-Free Living Resources

Below is a list of resources available to you for facts about tobacco use, and resources to help you or someone you love quit smoking. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more tobacco-free information, an use our hashtag #KicktheHabitGR.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers Campaign is a federally funded national tobacco education campaign. Beginning in March 2012, the campaign tells the stories of smokers and non-smokers effected by secondhand smoke who live with smoking-related health problems, disseases, and disabilities. Tips goals include encouraging smokers to quit, prevent secondhand smoke, and build public awareness of the immediate health implications caused by smoking and secondhand smoke.

Click the image below to hear Felicita and Brian's stories:

To learn more about the campaign, and see more videos, click here.

Quitlines

Michigan Quitline 
1.800.784.8669 English 
1.855.335.3569 Spanish 
Break Away from the Pack booklets and phone counseling

Freedom Quitline 
1.844.426.3733 
Receive 8 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) delivered right to your home, and four telephone counseling-support sessions with your own individual counselor. This is a research study sponsored by the Air Force and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Enroll by calling the number above, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CDT. Available to TRICARE beneficiaries (active duty, dependents, and retirees).

National Cancer Institute 
Toll-free hotline: 1.877.448.7848 
The National Cancer Institute's trained counselors are available to provide information and help with quitting in English or Spanish. Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

TRICARE Tobacco Cessation Quit Line 
1.878.874.2273 
Michigan falls in the North Region of TRICARE's toll-free Tobacco Cessation Quit line, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Websites

American Heart Association 
American Heart Association provides information about tobacco as well as how to quit.. Includes quizzes, resources, and tips.

American Lung Association 
1.800.586.4872 
Provides support for tobacco cessation and free "Help for Smokers and Other Tobacco Users" guide.

CDC Tips from Former Smokers 
This campaign offers insight into the lives of people who are living with serious long-term health problems from smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Includes facts and statistics about how tobacco can affect illnesses and conditions.

U.S. Surgeon General 
Page provides information and the latest statistics related to tobacco.

Smokfree.gov 
Provides SmokfreeTXT services, apps, a quit plan, and a personalized quit experience for those trying to stop smoking.

Smokfree.gov (en Español) 
Smokfree.gov's Spanish-Language website that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help you quit smoking and stay tobacco free.

SmokfreeTeen 
Smokfree.gov website that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help teenagers quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

SmokfreeWomen 
Smokfree.gov website that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help women quit smoking and stay tobacco-free. 

SmokfreeVeterans 
Smokfree.gov website that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help veterans quit smoking and stay tobacco-free.

Be Tobacco Free
Provides news and resources, laws and policies, research, campagins and cessation classes.

Become an EX
Become an Ex smoker provides ways of how to quit smoking, quitting, comitting to quit, and developing a quit plan

American Cancer Society 
Provides information on cancer, staying healthy, finding support and treatment, exploring research and getting involved. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Provides information on tobacco and smoking use

Fresh Empire
A Campaign that uses Hip-Hop to convey positive messaging on living Tobacco-Free

The Real Cost 
A Campaign that discourages tobacco use amongst the youth by focusing on issues they really care about, like loss of control due to addiction and cosemetic health effects.

This Free Life
A Campaign that discourages tobacco use amongst the LGBT community, by living a tobacco free lifestyle

Truth Campaign
A Campaign that discourages tobacco use by giving the tools to communities to make the change

 

Publications

JourneyWorks Health Promotion and Health Education Publishing (pamphlets)
Provides tobacco use prevention, cessation, and secondhand smoke reading materials

 

Devices and Tools

SmokfreeTXT 
Smokfree.gov's mobile service that provides encouragement, advice, and tips through texts to help people quit smoking.

SmokfreeTXT: For adults and young adults. Text the word QUIT to 47848 or sign up online. 

SmokefreeMOM: For mothers. Text the word MOM to 222888 or sign up online. 

SmokfreeVET: For military veterans. Text VET to 47848 and VETesp to 47848 for Spanish, or sign up online.

quitSTART Smartphone App Smokfree.gov's smartphone app that helps you track your quit smoking progress, receive motivational reminders, encouragement, and more.

Quitguide  is a free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become smoke free.

Kent County

Spectrum Health 
616.391.4327
Spectrum offers a free Quit101: Smoking Cessation class. This class is four weeks long and focuses on tips to help individuals develop a quit plan and find strategies that will work for them. Spectrum also provides tools, tips and facts about smoking cessation.

Metro Health 
616.252.7200 
Offers smoking cessation classes as well as information about the benefits of quitting smoking.

Health Net of West Michigan
616.726.8204

Health Net of West Michigan  offers Tobacco Free for Life- a one session class for two hours. 

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