Find support in Lorain County when you are ready to quit smoking, or if you are trying to help someone else quit. The resources below can connect you to support groups, or to virtual counseling services.
Lorain County Resources
Talk to your healthcare provider about quitting. They can connect you to:
Mercy Foundation and Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA)
Mercy and LMHA have partnered to offer cessation counseling to community members and residents at John Frederick Oberlin, 138 S Main St. Oberlin, OH 44074
Lorain County Community College (LCCC)
LCCC has two Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (CTTS) specially trained to develop plans for students, community users, and staff to help tobacco users quit for good. Call or email to set up an appointment on LCCC’s campus, Room Number BU 113D, 1005 N Abbe Rd, Elyria, OH 44035.
(Mon-Thurs 8:30 am-3 pm, Fri-8:30 am- 1 pm)
(Wednesdays 2:30 – 6:30 pm)
Other helpful resources:
Quitlines: Quitlines are free, telephone-based counseling programs available nationwide. Call to get teamed up with a trained counselor who helps you develop a strategy for quitting, or helps you stay on your current program.
Ohio Quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)
Ohio Quitline is available to those who are uninsured, on Medicaid, or pregnant. It is also available through several major health insurance providers in the state. Call to see if you are eligible.
National Cancer Institute’s Smoking Quitline: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)
American Lung Association: 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
Registered nurses, respiratory therapists, certified tobacco treatment specialists, and counselors make up helpline staff. They are ready to assist with your lung health questions. Get detailed and accurate information about lung cancer, asthma, COPD, quitting tobacco, and multiple other lung health topics. Visit their website for more online resources.