If you smoke and want to quit, you aren’t alone – about 7 in 10 US adults who smoke want to quit. Quitting doesn’t have to be a lonely battle. Rico had the support of his wife and sister, and motivated himself to keep trying by thinking about watching his kids grow up.
Along with friends and family, people who want to quit smoking have more options than ever for support. You can get free customized support where and when you need it, including help by phone, text, web, chat, or a smartphone app.
Contacting a state quitline can put you in touch with a live quit coach, and can also direct you to local cessation resources and possibly help you get nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as nicotine patches or gum. Studies show that using cessation counseling together with cessation medications gives people the best chance of quitting. Talking with your health care provider or a quitline coach can help you decide on the resources and tools that work best for you.