It’s never too late to quit using tobacco. The sooner you quit, the more you can reduce your chances of getting cancer and other diseases. The health benefits start after just 20 minutes. Learn more about the health benefits of quitting tobacco use.
The Illinois Tobacco Quitline is a free resource for all Illinoisans offering counseling from tobacco-cessation specialists to help you take stock of your addiction and create a personalized quit plan. You’ll have your own personal Quitline counselor who will guide you through weekly sessions scheduled at a time best for you. The Quitline offers up to eight weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to enrolled clients who are over 18 years of age, medically eligible (i.e., not pregnant, no heart conditions), and uninsured or limited insurance. ITQL now offers counseling for anyone ages 13-17 without parental consent.
M - F, 7a - 9p CST
Sat & Sun, 9a - 5p
Freedom From Smoking® Plus
Are you looking for an online cessation program? Freedom From Smoking® Plus
offers a flexible online format that includes nine sessions to be completed over a six-week period, available on your desktop, tablet or smartphone, with engaging activities, content and tools.
The Truth Initiative
The Truth Initiative has created the first-of-its-kind text program for youth to quit vaping called This is Quitting. Youth, or concerned parents of youth who vape, can text the line to receive information on how to quit vaping and set a quit date.
Text “DITCHJUUL" to 88709 for youth and young adults trying to quit e-cigarettes.
Text “QUIT" to 202-899-7550 if you are a parent or other adult looking to help young people quit.
QUIT So your kids don't start.pdf
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