Resources for Smoking Cessation

Are you thinking about quitting? There is a lot of help available, from hotlines, to information and advice on the web, to referrals, counseling and local programs.

Massachusetts Smokers' Helpline

The Massachusetts Smokers' Helpline, at 800-784-8669 (800-Quit-Now), provides confidential telephone information, referral and counseling at no charge to smokers and other tobacco users who want to quit.

Counselors are available to speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. Translators are available for other languages.

Make Smoking History

Make Smoking History provides a lot of excellent information, including information about how your health insurance may help you quit. They also offer a free booklet to help you quit smoking.

Support Groups & Webinars

Quit Smoking for Your Baby
Quit Smoke for Your Baby is a webinar is specifically designed for pregnant women, their partners and families.

Freedom From Smoking
Freedom From Smoking is an eight-week American Lung Association program gives participants the tools needed to end dependency on smoking and improve their health and wellness.

Smoking Cessation Support Group
Smoking Cessation Support Group is a free and open forum that will provide you with advice, support and encouragement while you are trying to remain nicotine-free.

Does Someone You Care About Need Help to Quit Smoking? is designed to help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Different people need different resources as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The information and professional assistance available on this website can help to support both your immediate and long-term needs as you become, and remain, a non-smoker.

Healthcare Professionals

Make Smoking History
This provider's resource page from Make Smoking History provides links to helpful resources, including guidelines, free technical assistance, patient referral information and patient educational materials.

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence
U.S. Public Health Service's Clinical Practice Guideline, Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update was designed to assist clinicians in identifying and assessing tobacco users and in delivering evidence-based treatment. The Quick Reference Guide for Clinicians provides a summary of guideline cessation intervention strategies for use on a day-to-day basis. Published by USDHHS.

  1. Cesar Pungirum

    Tobacco Control Director

  2. Tobacco Control Division

    Physical Address
    107 Merrimack St, 4th Flr
    Lowell, MA 01852

    Fax: 978-970-4011



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