Help for Smokers

As tough as quitting smoking can be, there's lots of help out there. The following organizations offer support and information:

American Heart Association
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
(800) AHA-USA1 (242-8721)

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 320-3333

National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892
(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)

For pregnant women:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 638-5577

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
(212) 315-8700
Online contact:

The oldest voluntary health agency with 57 state associations and 60 affiliates throughout the United States, the American Lung Association provides help for smokers who wish to quit through the Freedom From Smoking self-help smoking cessation program--and you can do it directly on the Web at the above online address--as well as by contacting the ALA directly.

American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
(404) 320-3333
Online contact:

The American Cancer Society is a voluntary organization composed of 58 divisions and 3,100 local units. Through the "Great American Smokeout" in November, the Annual Cancer Crusade in April, and a variety of educational materials, ACS helps people learn about the health hazards of smoking and become successful ex-smokers.

National Cancer Institute

NCI Public Inquiries Office
Building, 31, Room 10A03
31 Center Drive, MSC 2580
BETHESDA, MD 20892-2580 USA
(301) 435-3848

Online contact:

The National Cancer Institute leads the Nation’s fight against cancer by supporting and conducting ground-breaking research in cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship. This section highlights our exciting progress this year and our plans for the future.

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Excellent Information and Products to Help Smokers Quit!

To get a free copy of other consumer products on quitting smoking, call any of the following toll-free numbers:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 800-358-9295.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 800-CDC-1311.
National Cancer Institute, 800-4-CANCER.
You may get more online information at the Surgeon General’s Web site at


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Links to Smoking Cessation Related Links:

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Smoking Cessation Literature:

How to Quit, (1994) Orbis Direct, LLC, P.O. Box 10085, Chicago IL 60610

Fisher, E. B. (1998) 7 Steps to a Smoke-Free Life, New York: John wiley and Sons Inc.

Nicotine Addiction; the Health Consequences of Smoking, a Report of the Surgeon General (1988) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Krumholz, H. M. & Phillips, R.H. (1993) No If's, And's or Butts; the Smoker's Guide to Quitting , New York, Avery Publishing Group Inc.