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Quitting

Are you ready to quit?  Quitting tobacco of any kind isn't eay but there is lots of support in our community.  All you have to do is ask. (printable version of smoking cessation opportunities) Quitting is one of the best things you can do for your health, no matter what form of tobacco you use.

Too often, we think of smokers as people who simply don't want to kick their "nasty habit." That's dead wrong - smoking is an addiction that most smokers desperately want to overcome. It takes an average of 11 quit attempts before they succeed. When smokers have support from their loved ones, they have better chances of quitting - however many times it takes them to do it for good. Help spread the love by sharing this video with the hashtag #LoveYourQuitter.

Smoking Cessation Opportunities in Washoe County

 1-800-QUIT-NOW 

1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or www.nevadatobaccoquitline.com. The Nevada Tobacco Quitline is a free telephone and online coaching service for any Nevadan 18 and older who is ready to quit tobacco. Information, referrals and coaching are confidential, and sessions are designed on a schedule that is convenient for you. If you are eligible, your may receive free nicotine replacement therapy to assist you with quitting.

Hours of Operation: 4 am - 10 pm, Pacific Standard Time, 7 days a week

American Lung Association - Freedom From Smoking

To help adult smokers quit, the Freedom From Smoking program teaches skills and techniques that have been proven to help smokers quit. The program is available as a group clinic, online program and a self-help book. Visit the American Lung Association's website to find out more about these options.

Visit www.ffsonline.org to access the online cessation program. Price varies by membership type, and the free basic membership takes a person through seven modules to help with their quitting journey. Call (775) 829-5864 for information about local in-person sessions. The eight-session, one hour per week group format provides education, decision-making tools, cessation strategies, withdrawal coping behaviors, and relapse prevention choices to support and guide people through the process of replacing smoking habits with healthy actions.  Call for pricing information. 

American Lung Association – N-O-T (Not On Tobacco) – Smoking cessation for teens

This program is specifically designed for teenagers who want to stop smoking. It is free of charge and is normally provided at a school site. It includes diverse education and support in tobacco cessation and reduction strategies, daily life management skills, and coping with stress and interpersonal pressures. Booster sessions for ongoing support can also be provided.  Call (775) 829-5869 for more information, or see the flyer.

Become An Ex

www.becomeanex.org helps those who smoke relearn life without cigarettes.  The website is designed to walk you through quitting with helpful hints, developing a quit plan, and tools to be successful. There is no charge for this website and it is funded by non-profit public health groups.

Renown – Quit Tobacco Program

A referral from a health care provider is required.  The program runs once a week for four weeks and provides a support group environment and individualized instruction for each participant.  Call 775-982-2781 for more information and pricing.  Insurance may cover some or all of the cost.  

Health Education and Wellness Classes

Free classes and one-on-one consultations on a variety of health topics, including tobacco cessation. See flyer for more information or call 775-824-9704.


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