Tobacco - Tobacco Users
Most ex-tobacco users will tell you that quitting is one of the hardest things they’ve done. Without a doubt, quitting can be a real challenge. The good news is, as of 2009 almost 50 million people had given up tobacco. That’s proof quitting it is possible!
If you want to improve your chances of becoming an ex, it is recommended you use a combination of medication, counseling and other support. To learn more, please call the NYS Quitline at 1-866–NY-Quits (1-866-697-8487), and talk to your healthcare provider.
Suggested Resources for Smokers/Tobacco Users:
- Are you ready to quit? – A worksheet to help you decide (“Mayo Clinic Decisional Balance Sheet”)
- Become an Ex – A web-based quit smoking program
- Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco – Information to help you quit
- It’s Never Too Late To Stop Smoking – What happens after 20 minutes, 24 hours, etc.
- My Last Dip – A web-based quit smokeless tobacco program
- New York State Smoker’s Quitline – Offers free phone counseling and nicotine patches
- Nicotine Anonymous – Attend an online or phone meeting
- Quitnet – Provides online support for quitting tobacco
Suggested Resources for Special Populations:
- Smokefree Women – Interactive support for women wanting to quit smoking
- Smokefree Teens – Interactive support for teens wanting to quit smoking
- Women and Smoking – American Cancer Society
Suggested Resources for Family and Friends of Smokers:
- Counseling – Provides information about types of counseling and what to expect
- E-Cigarettes – Get the facts about e-cigarettes
- Medications – A list of all FDA approved quit tobacco medications, including their pros and cons
- Cost Calculator – Calculate how much you can save when you quit smoking
- Smoking and Depression – Information about depression and smoking
- Support – Contains suggestions for getting ready to quit, including asking friends, family and/or your provider for support
- Why It’s so Hard to Quit