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Quit Smoking in the New Year

Posted on: December 30, 2017

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.

Quit now

  • Why quit? Write down ALL the reasons to quit that are important to you.
  • Create your own smoke-free space.
  • Ask others not to smoke near you, or in your home or car.
  • Rely on others. Use a strong support network of family and friends.
  • Exercise. Working out helps reduce the urge to smoke. Stay positive. Re-commit every day.
  • Jot it down. Write down the day you want to quit and remember to keep trying!


Lorain County Resources


Talk to your healthcare provider about quitting. They can connect you to:

  • Over-the-counter remedies
  • Prescription medications

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

  • Call Irvin Del Valle, MSSA, LSW, Social Worker, Mercy Outreach at (440)-989-3908 to make an appointment for cessation counseling.

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.

  • Charlene Dellipoala, CTTS

(440) 366-4848
(Mon-Thurs 8:30 am-3 pm, Fri-8:30 am- 1 pm)

  • Nanci Ickes, CTTS

(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.