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Find support in Lorain County when you are ready to quit smoking, or if you are trying to help someone else quit. Resources on this page can connect you to support groups, or to virtual counseling services.


Tobacco CessationQuit 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, in your home or car.
  • Rely on others. Use a strong support network of family and friends.
  • Exercise. Working out helps reduce urges to smoke.
  • Stay Positive. Recommit every day.
  • Jot it down. Write down the day you want to quit and remember to keep trying!


How to Quit Smoking in Lorain County:

  • 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 in Oberlin. 
    • Call to make an appointment for cessation counseling with a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) at John Frederick Oberlin, 138 S Main St., Oberlin, Oh 44074
Irvin Del Valle, MSSA, LSW, CTTS
  • Lorain County Community College (LCCC)
    • LCCC has two Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists (CTTS) trained to develop plans for students, community members, and staff to help quit tobacco 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
(Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 3:00PM, or Fri. 8:30AM - 1:00PM)
Nanci Ickes, CTTS
(Wed. 2:30 - 6:30PM)


Virtual Counseling:

Quitlines: Quitlines are free, telephone based counseling programs that are 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 Spanish: 1-855-DEJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569)

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 mulitlpe lung health topics.

QuitGuide: A free app that helps you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to become and stay smokefree. Available for Apple and Android.



Tools to Quit

Take a Minute to Talk to your Teen about Tobacco

Protect your Child against Tobacco


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