Quitline and Online Counselor

There are free counseling services online and over the phone that can give you the support you need to successfully quit. Consider reaching out to a quit smoking expert for help.

Call a Smoking Quitline

Quitlines are free, anonymous telephone counseling services. These programs have helped more than 3 million smokers. When you call a quitline, you talk to a trained counselor. Together, you can make a strategy for quitting, or you can ask for tips to help you stay on track. The counselor can provide material to help improve your chances of quitting.

You can call the National Cancer Institute's Smoking Quitline at (877) 44U-QUIT or (877) 448-7848 between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

You can also call your state's quitline. Dial (800) QUIT-NOW or (800) 784-8669, and this service can connect you to free resources and information about counseling in your state.

Chat With an Online Counselor

You can chat online with a quit-smoking counselor through the National Cancer Institute's LiveHelp instant messaging (IM) service.

This free service provides quitting advice specific to you. Trained specialists are available to chat Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time at livehelp.cancer.gov.