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. 

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, diseases, 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.


Michigan Quitline 
1.800.784.8669 English 
1.855.335.3569 Spanish 

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Tobacco Section

This website provides information and resources aimed at reducing commercial tobacco use in Michigan. 
Provides Smokefree TXT services, apps, a quit plan, and a personalized quit experience for those trying to stop smoking.



Spanish-Language website that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help you quit smoking and stay tobacco free.


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


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


SmokefreeVeterans website that provides free, accurate information and assistance to help veterans quit smoking and stay 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 cosmetic health effects.


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


Tobacco Free Michigan

Tobacco Free Michigan is a coalition working to prevent and reduce tobacco use and its harmful effects in Michigan through education, advocacy, and networking.


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



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

Devices and Tools

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

SmokefreeTXT: 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. 

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

quitSTART Smartphone App'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 


Spectrum Health offers three different programs designed to help people quit tobacco and nicotine.  All three programs are no cost to patients or the community.  


  • Let’s Talk Tobacco is for those who are interested in exploring their relationship with tobacco or nicotine. Participants receive the latest information about tobacco, cessation resources and medications, with no pressure to quit.  It includes four weekly group sessions led by Certified Tobacco Treatment Specials (TTS).  Participants gain a greater awareness of the impact tobacco and nicotine has on their lives, a better understanding of the quit process and what works, and supportive people who understand. 
  • Let’s Quit Tobacco is for those who are motivated and ready to quit smoking, vaping or chewing tobacco.  This program offers the best approach to quitting including expert guidance, approved medications and social support. Participants meet with a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist to get started.  Then, during five group sessions, participants will be expertly guided through a quit plan they create.  Participants will gain enhanced skills, motivation and confidence to quit tobacco, a supportive community of others on a similar journey, and better health now and reduced risk for health problems in the future.
  • Let’s Stay Quit is a monthly support group providing an opportunity to connect with and receive support from others on the same path.  Participants learn tips for coping with cravings, stress management and avoiding relapse.  Led by a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS).

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

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