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Other Information About Quitting Smoking
 

Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society is marking the 36th Great American Smokeout on November 17 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet more than 46 million Americans still smoke. However, more than half of these smokers have attempted to quit for at least one day in the past year.

Quitting is hard, but you can increase your chances of success with help. The American Cancer Society can tell you about the steps you can take to quit smoking and provide the resources and support that can increase your chances of quitting successfully. To learn about the available tools, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345. You can also find free tips and tools below.

www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GreatAmericanSmokeout/index

Rhode Island Tobacco Control Network

www.ritcn.org/helpingsmokersquit

Rhode Island Quitline

www.quitworksri.org/welcome/trytostop

Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 www.cdc.gov/tobacco

Information on Quitting Smoking

www.smokefree.gov

National Tobacco Cessation Collaborative

www.tobacco-cessation.org

American Lung Association

www.ffsonline.org

Become an EX Program

Relearn life without Cigarettes

www.becomeanex.org

RI Department of Health

RI Tobacco Control Program

www.quitnowri.com | www.health.ri.gov/tobacco

Tobacco Cessation and Treatment Program

(401) 519-1970

Free group or individual counseling and info sessions to uninsured and under-insured populations across the state. Assessment services to create customized treatment plans. Free nicotine replacement therapy (restrictions apply) and quit materials available.

Medicaid Cessation Services

DHS Info Line (401) 462-5300

Mandatory cessation coverage for Managed Care and Fee-For-Service members. Quit medications, nicotine replacement therapy, and individual counseling. Restrictions may apply.

Private Health Insurance Coverage

www.ohic.ri.gov

Mandatory cessation coverage, not including self-insured plans. Quit medications, nicotine replacement therapy, and counseling. Restrictions may apply. Call the phone number listed on your insurance card for details.

Metro-Area Services

(401) 780-2520

Free quit support available to uninsured Providence residents. Call for a location near you. Providence Community Health Center members should call their health center directly for assistance.

Women & Infants Family Van Program

(401) 277-3629

In-person assistance in registering for Quitline services. Limited nicotine replacement therapy and quit materials.

Smokers’ Quitline

1-800-QuitNow | 1-800-784-8669

The Rhode Island Smokers’ Quitline is a free service that provides the individualized quit support you need to be successful. A trained quit coach will help assess your situation and develop a customized plan to quit that fits your needs. Free cessation information, multi-session telephone counseling, and self-help materials.