Quit Tobacco- Resources for Individuals
Tobacco Cessation Treatment: What is Covered?
Below is a fact sheet with information on what the biggest health insurance programs cover for tobacco cessation, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) changes coverage.
Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line
The Quit Line is free, sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669. You will receive free medication, live coaching and web forums.
Smokefree.gov is designed to help you or anyone you care about quit. It offers numerous resources that can be combined to create a custom quit plan.
This site is dedicated to helping individuals who suffer from Mental Disabilities quit smoking.
Tips From Former Smokers
The "Tips Campaign" was launched by the CDC in 2012. It profiles individuals who are living with the health effects of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
SmokefreeTXT is a mobile text messaging service designed for adults and young adults across the United States who are trying to quit smoking. The program was created to provide 24/7 encouragement, advice, and tips to help smokers quit smoking and stay quit.
American Lung Association
The American Lung Association (ALA) has several programs that help smokers take the big step of quitting for good. Learn more about why and how to quit smoking from the link below.
Quit For Life
The American Cancer Society teaches people how to become experts in living without tobacco using "The 4 Essential Practices to Quit For Life," principles based on 25 years of research and experience helping people quit tobacco.
Smoke Free Espanol
If you are a pregnant woman and would like help quitting tobacco, First Breath is a great resource for those who are eligible.
Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your physical health, emotional well-being, and quality of life. Use SmokefreeVET’s tools, resources, and support to help you become tobacco-free.
The ChewFree.com website was developed as part of a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health to help people quit their use of chewing tobacco or snuff. Now the website is open to anyone wishing to quit their use of smokeless tobacco products.
Other Helpful Resources
The Following Treatments are Proven to be Effective for Smokers who want Help to Quit
- Brief clinical interventions (i.e., when a doctor takes 10 minutes or less to deliver advice and assistance about quitting)
- Individual, group, or telephone counseling
- Behavioral therapies (e.g., training in problem solving)
- Treatments with more person-to-person contact and intensity (e.g., more or longer counseling sessions)
- Programs to deliver treatments using mobile phones
Counseling and medication are both effective for treating tobacco dependence, and using them together is more effective than using either one alone.
Nicotine Replacement Products
- nicotine patch
- nicotine gum
- nasal spray
Prescription non-nicotine medications
- bupropion SR (Zyban®)
- varenicline tartrate (Chantix®).
Tobacco Quit Kit
The Quit Tobacco Kit was originally created by the Fond du Lac County Asthma Coalition to help people with asthma quit smoking or to help those who live with someone who has asthma quit smoking.
The Quit Tobacco Kit has been modified to assist any individual who wants to quit any form of tobacco use.
If you have any questions, please go to the contact page. We hope you find these resources helpful.