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National Tobacco Prevention and Control Resources

Several federal agencies provide resources for and information about tobacco cessation and prevention. Rural communities may benefit from these free materials when implementing their own tobacco cessation and prevention activities.

Be Tobacco Free
Be Tobacco Free provides information about tobacco prevention and cessation from various HHS operating and staff divisions.
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

1-800-QUIT NOW
This national toll-free number connects callers to their state-based quit lines.
Organization(s): U.S. Department of Health & Human Services provides key resources and tools for tobacco cessation. The program offers SmokefreeTXT, a text messaging service that motivates and encourages users in their attempt to quit tobacco. SmokefreeMOM is a text messaging service for pregnant women seeking to quit smoking. The National Cancer Institute also offers tailored programs for specific groups of tobacco users, including SmokefreeVET, SmokefreeWomen, SmokefreeTeen, and SmokefreeEspa├▒ol.
Organization(s): National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

How to Quit Smoking
Provides several important resources for tobacco users seeking to quit and communities that want to support tobacco users in their efforts to quit. The Tips from Former Smokers campaign also has a helpful How to Quit Smoking for current tobacco users.
Organization(s): Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tobacco Free Living
The U.S. Surgeon General has published a series of reports on tobacco use and health.
Organization(s): U.S. Surgeon General

Want to Quit Smoking? FDA-Approved Products Can Help
This page provides an overview of FDA-approved tobacco cessation products.
Organization(s): U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
The Public Health Service sponsored this update to the Clinical Practice Guideline, which describes clinically effective treatments for tobacco dependence.
Organization(s): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality