Quitting Smoking

Interested in quitting smoking? Whether you prefer the support of a group setting, using an online service, or calling from the comfort of your own home, there’s a program that’s right for you.

Contact one of these programs below to get started on the road to quitting for good.

If you prefer quitting from the privacy of your own home

Nevada Tobacco Quitline:

The Nevada Tobacco Quitline provides free and confidential online and telephone-based counseling, in either English or Spanish, for Nevada residents who want to address their tobacco use. This treatment service is delivered by counselors who are trained to treat nicotine addiction for all forms of tobacco use.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or enroll online at www.nevadatobaccoquitline.com.

Hours of operation: 7 days a week; 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time

Lung Helpline:

A toll-free resource for you to speak to a quit smoking specialist, a registered nurse, or a respiratory therapist about lung health questions. Translation services into 200 different languages.

Call 1-800-LUNG-USA (800-586-4872).

Hours of operation: 7 days a week; 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Pacific Time

If you’re a teenager looking to quit smoking

Nevada Tobacco Quitline:

The Nevada Tobacco Quitline provides free and confidential online and telephone-based counseling, in either English or Spanish, for Nevada residents as young as 13 years old. This treatment service is delivered by counselors who are trained to treat nicotine addiction for all forms of tobacco use.

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) or enroll online at www.nevadatobaccoquitline.com.

Hours of operation: 7 days a week; 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time

If you’re an adult and want the support of a group

Freedom From Smoking:

Freedom From Smoking (FFS), American Lung Association’s adult cessation program, guides individuals through the quitting process with eight sessions over a 7-week period.

By helping smokers develop a plan of action leading up to quit day and providing the support they need to remain smoke free, this program maximizes the chances of success.

Based on the latest addiction and behavior change models, the program addresses the difficulties of quitting with a sensitive, supportive style. The ultimate goal is to encourage individuals to overcome their addiction and enjoy the benefits of better health.

Focusing on a variety of evidence-based cessation practices, the clinic is delivered in a small group setting (up to 16 people) to give participants personalized attention and the support of their peers. To meet the needs of different learning styles, instruction includes lectures, group discussion, and skills practice.

For more information on Freedom From Smoking, or to schedule a class no matter where you are in Nevada, contact Will Rucker at (702) 431-6348.

United Health Care:

This cessation program is offered at no charge to individuals covered under a United Health Care insurance plan. United also welcomes self pay individuals who are not United insured.

Health Education and Wellness Department, Tobacco Cessation Program

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (702) 877-5356.

If you’re looking to quit smoking with materials and resources in an Asian language

The Asian Smokers’ Quitline is a free nationwide Asian-language quit smoking service operated by the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego and funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Quitline offers self-help materials, referral to local programs, one-on-one telephone counseling to quit smoking, and a free 2-week starter kit of nicotine patches. Quitline services have been proven in clinical trials to double a smoker’s chances of successfully quitting. All callers will get self help materials in the specific language they require. Also, for those who qualify, the Quitline offers two weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy patches.

Services are available in four languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese. The Quitline also provides information to friends and family members of tobacco users:

Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin): 1-800-838-8917

Korean: 1-800-556-5564

Vietnamese: 1-800-778-8440

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Pacific Time. Voicemail and recorded messages are available 24 hours a day.