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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 can't kick their "nasty habit." That's dead wrong - smoking is an addiction that most smokers desperately want to overcome. Bet 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 us spread the love by sharing this video with the hashtag #LoveYourQuitter.

Smoking Cessation Opportunities in Washoe County

 1-800-QUIT-NOW  (Nevada Tobacco Users Helpline)

1-800-QUIT-NOW or 1-800-784-8669  Phones answered M-F 10 am – 9 pm. Provides confidential and individualized telephone based nicotine dependence treatment, in both English and Spanish.  All services are free and some may also qualify for their medication assistance program.  www.livingtobaccofree.com

American Lung Association - Freedom From Smoking

(775) 829-5864   Eight sessions, 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.  Also available online for free at www.ffsonline.org  

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

 (775) 829-5864 Ten session, one hour per week, group format with diverse education and support in tobacco cessation and reduction strategies, daily life management skills, and coping with stress and interpersonal pressures.  Also provides booster sessions for ongoing support.  This program is free of charge and is normally provided at a school site. www.lung.org/stop-smoking/


Relearn your life without cigarettes.  This 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

775-982-5073  Program meets once a week for four weeks.  Provides a support group environment and individualized instruction for each participant.  The program includes 2 Pulmonary Function tests, which measure lung capacity.  The first test is performed at the start of the program and the second test is offered 6 months after the participant stops smoking.  Class starts the first Monday of each month.  Call for pricing information.  Insurance may cover some or all of the cost.  

Saint Mary’s Health Plan – Tobacco Free Forever

775-770-7100 for registration or 775-770-6210 for more information. This program will help you recognize your tobacco triggers, create an individualized quit plan, and teach behavior modification/stress management techniques to prevent relapse.  It is taught by a registered nurse whom is a Mayo Clinic-certified tobacco treatment specialist and Certified Health & Wellness Coach. The program consists of six, 30-minute one-on-one phone coaching sessions. This is a covered (free) benefit for Saint Mary’s Health Plan members. Learn more. 


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