Quit Smoking & Tobacco
You’ve made one of the most important decisions of your life. Now what?
Research has shown that people who use tobacco counseling experience higher quit rates, and that tobacco counseling is just as effective whether provided over the phone or in person. So, take the first step and reach out. Remember: it’s never too late to quit and start improving your health.
Call or Enroll Online with the Maine QuitLink
Free and totally confidential, the Maine QuitLink will connect you with a quit coach who will help you develop a personalized plan and support you whether you’re thinking about quitting or ready to quit smoking.
A Quit Coach is just a phone call away. Get free one-on-one coaching with a Quit Coach who will work with you to create a customized quit plan. People who call are 2X as likely to quit and using free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) triples your chances. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.
The Maine QuitLink also offers online quit support. Build your plan by adding or removing tools through an online dashboard. Chat with an online Quit Coach, receive text or email support, participate in an online community of tobacco users who are also quitting, and more. Enroll today.
Speak With Your Doctor
Tell your health care provider that you’re thinking about quitting. They’ll be able to share resources and discuss strategies, recommend medications and present treatment options to you.
Here are some questions to help you get the conversation started*:
- How hard is it to quit smoking and how long should I expect it to take?
- What are the biggest steps I can take to increase my chances of success?
- What medications are available to help me quit?
- Will these medications interact with any medications I currently take?
- Can I use different methods and medications in combination with one another?
- Is there anything I should avoid when trying to quit?
- What are withdrawal symptoms like? What can I do to deal with them?
*The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center