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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many different cancers as well as chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and bronchitis, and heart disease.
Talk with an NCI smoking cessation counselor for help quitting and answers to smoking-related questions in English or Spanish - call toll free within the United States, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
LiveHelp Online Chat
Get information and advice about quitting smoking through a confidential online text chat with an information specialist from NCI's Cancer Information Service - Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time: LiveHelp
This website offers science-driven tools, information, and support that have been effective in helping smokers quit: Smokefree.gov
Try the Smokefree Women website for information on how to quit smoking. The site covers smoking-related topics that are often important to women, such as weight management and stress, and tells how to contact experts and find other resources.
The Smokefree Teen website was developed specifically to help teen smokers quit and offers tailored information, several social media pages to connect teens with cessation tools, and a free smartphone application.
Smoking (National Cancer Institute)
Last Reviewed: Jun 25, 2014