Resources to Quit
Coaching, Classes and Support Groups
Coaching, classes, and support groups are helpful when quitting tobacco. These organizations offer personalized help or provide classes and support groups.
Colorado Quitline → 1.800.QUIT.NOW (800-784-8669) Free telephone coaching for quitting smoking. Includes free patches or gum when you enroll. Five free sessions include getting ready to quit, support during your quit attempt, discussion of medications to help you quit, and relapse prevention. Also offers specific help for pregnant women who smoke. You must be 15 or older to call.
Nicotine Anonymous → Offers in-person, on-the-phone, and web-based 12-Step meetings.
Freedom From Smoking → Online smoking cessation program offered by the American Lung Association. Seven sessions to prepare and guide you through quitting and remaining smoke-free.
SmartPath → The Little Clinic, located in King Soopers stores, offers the SmartPath tobacco cessation program consisting of two or more sessions with a health care provider. Coaching and medications are offered with no appointment necessary.
Apps to help you quit
QuitGuide → Tracks cravings, moods, slips, and smoke-free progress to help you understand your smoking patterns and build the skills needed to successfully become and stay smoke-free.
quitSTART → Gives tailored tips, inspiration and challenges to help teens become smoke-free and live healthier lives
QuitNow! → Tracks your progress on being smoke-free and allows you to connect with others for support and sharing.
Quit Smoking – Cessation Nation (Android Only) → Allows you to see how long it’s been since you stopped smoking, money saved and health improvements. Bonus - you can play a fun game to help forget about your cravings.
Text Message Programs
Studies indicate that text messaging could be an effective tool in helping smokers quit, especially when used as part of a comprehensive smoking cessation program. For those who are trying to quit smoking, visit smokefree.gov.
- Designed for adults and young adults who are quitting smoking
- Provides 24/7 encouragement, advice and tips to help people quit smoking and stay quit
- Sends 2-5 text messages per day
- Text START to 47848
- En Español: Envíe un mensaje de texto ESP al 47848
- Helps pregnant women quit smoking
- Provides 24/7 tips, advice, and encouragement
- Text MOM to 222888
- SmokefreeVET is a mobile text messaging service for military Veterans who receive their health care through VA
- Text VET to 47848
- En Español: Envíe un mensaje de texto VETESP al 47848
Web Resources and Self-Help
TobaccoFreeCO.org → Free Colorado resources for quitting.
Smokefree.gov/tools-tips/→ Learn about FDA approved smoking cessation medications, such as the patch, gum, etc. that can help you quit for good.
Women.smokefree.gov → Free resources to help women quit smoking.
BecomeAnEX.org → Information to help re-learn life without tobacco.
Teen.smokefree.gov → Free support for teens to quit smoking.
KilltheCan.org → Help to quit chew or dip.