Websites Focused on Quitting Tobacco

General Information

NC Quitline: Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) 7 days/week from 8:00 a.m. until midnight
National Quitline: Instant Message a tobacco specialist
American Legacy Quitline: Call 1-866-667-8278; Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Sat. 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. (specifically for pregnant women)
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) News Brief for 2005  
BRFSS Data for 2004  
The Health Consequences of Smoking: A Report of the Surgeon General for 2004  
Community Health Guide: Visit the NC Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch’s directory of community support organizations
Freedom From Smoking Online Program: News article on the American Lung Association's online program
Massachusetts Tobacco Education Clearinghouse: Find tobacco education materials
Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (formerly MRNC): Learn about quality improvement
Tobacco Prevention and Control Branch website: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section, Division of Public Health, NC Department of Health and Human Services
American Lung Association  
American Heart Association  
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights  
American Cancer Society  
Nicotine Anonymous: Join a 12-step support group for men and women wishing to quit a nicotine addiction
QuitNet: An online cessation program
Flexible Spending Accounts: Learn how to save costs on nicotine replacement therapies -- changes in IRS policy may allow you to use pre-tax funds in your Flexible Spending Account to purchase nicotine replacement therapies


General Information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistical overview of women and tobacco use
Join the Circle: An online support group for women battling nicotine addiction
Women's Health: Interventions for Smoking Cessation: An educational grant funded by the Duke Endowment to improve the smoking cessation services offered to women of childbearing age in Forsyth County, NC in an effort to reduce their risk of having a low birth weight or premature infant.
Dispelling the Myth: A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community toolkit for reducing tobacco use among women.

Pregnant Smokers

Smoke-Free Families: “Working to find the best ways to help pregnant smokers quit”
The American Legacy Foundation: Great Start Program for pregnant smokers
The Prenatal Smoking Cessation Database: Available as part of the Chronic Disease Prevention (CDP) Databases. The database is also available on a CD-ROM produced by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Combined Health Information Database (CHID).

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT)

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgenderinformation about tobacco use in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community

African Americans

General Information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistical overview of African American’s and tobacco use
Pathways to Freedom: Winning the Fight Against Tobacco: This guide addresses many issues that are specific to African Americans such as targeted advertising campaigns and historical, cultural, and socioeconomic influences


General Information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistical overview of Hispanics and tobacco use
National Latino Council on Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention (NLCATP): The NLCATP’s online resource provides information on Hispanics' increased risk of tobacco use and a limited state-by-state community outreach directory

American Indians & Alaskan Natives

General Information: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistical overview of American Indians, Alaskan Natives, and tobacco use

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Tobacco Use in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities: Statistical overview of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders and tobacco use
Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment and Leadership: A national social justice network of organizations and individuals working towards a tobacco-free Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community
Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth and Tobacco: Statistics on youth tobacco use in the Asian American and Pacific Island communities

Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Tobacco Cessation Research

Series of research articles about tobacco cessation efforts with mental health and substance abuse patients.

Worksites & Schools

Working Smoke Free  
North Carolina Tobacco-Free Schools  

Teens & Tobacco Use

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Help stop the 2,000 American kids who become regular smokers every single day
The Truth: Dedicated to exposing information about Big Tobacco
Step Up NC: This is a place for teens to come to learn more about tobacco and tobacco use prevention and control
Not-On-Tobacco: The American Lung Association's newest tool to help teens quit smoking
Reality Unfiltered: Learn how to become a teen advocate