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By instant messaging


  • Receive information and advice about quitting smoking through real time text messaging with a National Cancer Institute smoking cessation counselor. Support via LiveHelp is offered in English only, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

By telephone

For help from the National Cancer Institute: 1-877-44U-QUIT (1-877-448-7848)

  • The National Cancer Institute‚Äôs trained counselors are available to provide information and help with quitting in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

For help from your state quitline: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).

  • Calling this toll-free number will connect you directly to your state quitline. All states have quitlines in place with trained coaches who provide information and help with quitting. Specific services and hours of operation vary from state to state.

For military personnel and their families

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  • Quit smoking resources and education for members of the U.S. military and their families, sponsored by the Department of Defense.