If you are ready to improve your health by quitting smoking there are people who can help.
Lorain County Community College (LCCC) supports a smoke-free campus and has staff who help students, community members, and staff develop a plan to quit tobacco for good. LCCC has Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTS) staff to help you get started. Set up an appointment:
Mercy Foundation has a CTTS on staff and can provide individual or group cessation counseling. Call to make an appointment:
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)
The Ohio Tobacco Quit Line is available free of charge to ALL Ohioans, regardless of insurance status or income. There is also a special program for pregnant women. Nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges are provided for up to eight weeks at no charge to eligible participants.
The My Life, My Quit program is a free and confidential service for teens who want help quitting all forms of tobacco including e-cigarettes. Coaches help teens develop a quit plan, identify triggers, practice refusal skills and receive ongoing support for changing behaviors. Teens should text "Start My Quit" to 855-891-9989.
This is Quitting gives youth and young adults the motivation and support they need to ditch JUUL and other e-cigarettes. This free mobile program from Truth Initiative is designed to help young people quit e-cigarettes. Youth and young adults ages 13-24 should text DITCHJUUL to 88709. Parents of teens can enroll in their own support program by texting QUIT to (202) 899-7550.
American Lung Association: 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872)
Registered nurses, respiratory therapists, certified tobacco treatment specialists, and counselors make up the American Lung Association helpline staff. They are ready to help with your lung health questions. Get detailed and accurate information about lung cancer, asthma, COPD, quitting tobacco, and multiple 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.